It’s Day 4 of Single Daddin’ It and we’re at the dinner table. Jon shows up with dirty hands. He was working in the garden, he tells me.

His garden is not tiny. It has cucumbers and onions and cabbage and beans and more. You should see the tomatoes, he tells me. Jon, in fact, recently grew his garden by buying out his older sister’s plot. He gave her two bougainvillea, which she used to decorate the front of her fort.

So Jon is both gardener and entrepreneur. Jon is 7.

I hate gardening.

Isn’t it cool how kids can be so different from their parents? I mean, really, you gotta love it.

But dude, go wash your hands.