In honor of Johnny Appleseed‘s upcoming birthday, here is a really funny (and possibly informative) list of facts my son taught me last year when he came home from a day at kindergarten. Tell me, which fact stands out in your mind?
Apparently, September 26 is Johnny Appleseed’s birthday. I wouldn’t know that if it weren’t for my kindergartner because, although I’ve seen a lot of obscure occasions marked on calendars, that’s one that doesn’t quite make the cut.
In fact, I know almost nothing about the man except that he supposedly scattered apple seeds all over the continent. And he played a pipe and children followed him around. Or maybe I’m confusing that with a scene from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Cut to this evening when I asked Asher what he learned about in school today. My usually reticent kindergartner began to spew forth information about Johnny Appleseed. And I have to say, I thought his recall was pretty terrific considering he’d also never heard of the man before today.
Then again, there’s a distinct possibility he confused a few of the facts. I’ll let you decide.
1. Johnny Appleseed wore a pot hat. [Read more...]