Thus began the Chia pet frenzy.
"Mommy, Santa said he'd get me a Chia pet. He did, he did! and I want a Scooby Doo one like on the commercial and I can make Scooby Doo have hair and it'll be so funny. (insert evil Coopster laugh)"
At our house, "Santa" comes to visit us on Christmas Eve during our Chraesy Christmas gathering and low and behold...guess what Santa got him...
|Sorry, he was so excited I couldn't get a clear, focused picture.|
Now that the Chia planter was set, it really didn't take much care, except 1) to keep it near a light source, but not in direct light, 2) empty the plastic drainer tray daily, and 3) refill the water in the planter daily.
And the advertisement that says it'll have a full coat in 1-2 weeks? It's the absolute truth.
|This is Day Three - sprouts already!|
|Don't see that "ew, this is gross face" anymore!|
|Day 6 - Sprouts have shot out already.|
|At 10 days growth|
|At a full 2 weeks|
I have to say that despite the grossness and plastic tray monstrosity, the Chia pet was a success. Coopster got to learn about seeds and growth cycles and even a bit patience. And next time, he'll get to learn how to apply those seeds on his own, while I sit back and giggle and take pictures.
Thanks Creepy Santa!