My husband likes to tease that our kids should be glad they're not plants. I'm pretty good at taking care of kids. Plants, on the other hand, don't fare so well at my house.
I want my plants to thrive, yet my good intentions usually get lost somewhere between washing the breakfast dishes and putting the kids to bed at night. I think I'll remember to water them. I try to remember to water them. But I don't.
In an effort to show pity toward my poor little plants, I added "Water Plants" to my Morning To Do List. They may not need a drink every day, but at least I'm reminded to check on them and give them a splash when needed.
I'll admit that they still look rather pitiful, but maybe one day they'll be beautiful and lush and green. Hey, it doesn't hurt to dream!