When we moved into our house a couple weeks ago I posted this picture on Instagram, all excited because I thought we had an avocado tree!
It only had a few fruits hanging in it, and from several feet below, on the ground, they looked like avocadoes.
We finally decided to pick one to see if it was ripe, figuring that, if it wasn’t, we could let it ripen on the counter. As soon as I got up close, I realized it was not an avocado.
I thought maybe it was a large lime, until we opened it up. Nope – it’s not an avocado, and it’s not a lime. It’s a very unripe lemon! Too unripe, even, to turn our lemons into lemonade!
I felt very silly for thinking it was an avocado tree, until I googled images and confirmed that avocado trees actually do look a fair bit like lemon trees! Then I only felt a little bit silly, and the kids enjoyed a great lesson on how appearances can be deceiving!
We have a couple lemons left on the tree, and hopefully they will get ripe before it gets too cold, so we can make some fresh lemonade!
That was the big afterschool learning lesson this week! We are still struggling with driving kids to two different (both non-neighborhood) schools, and there’s a chance one of my kids will switch over to homeschooling. Lots of decisions to make this week!
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How was your week of afterschooling? I loved this Halloween Art for Kids activity from Buggy and Buddy, and these Yarn Pumpkins from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom. Thank you for sharing your activities each week – I love all the inspiration! Remember that by linking up you give us permission to feature your post and to add it to our After School Activities & Adventures Pinterest board!