Monday, August 25, 2008

Bugs and Beetles and Spiders, oh my!

My boy loves bugs. Hunter loves any- and everything that creeps, crawls, burrows, flies, buzzes, and slithers. We have bug houses, bug jars, big containers. We have butterfly houses and ant farms. We spend our summer nights catching fireflies in the yard. Anywhere we go, he is on the lookout for little buggie friends. We even keep a bug container in the car, so that we can safely transport home any new finds. Luckily, I have him talked into letting them go at night, so we set them free out back.

I got to thinking the other day... What will we do when the obsession moves on to bigger, slimier, and just damned grosser things? Things like snakes and lizards...in other words, those things I work so hard to keep OUT of the house? I suppose the obvious answer would just to be to tell him no, but I really love to watch him get excited about the creatures he finds.

Think I could somehow warp the boy and transfer his obsession to hunting down the perfect shoe? Probably not.

On another note, tomorrow is my big baby's first day of his senior year. I needed something to keep my mind off of it, so we are taking his little brothers to Dutch Wonderland for the day. I was thinking a nice massage or something, but somehow my mind took a wrong turn at Albequerque. Oh well, I wanted to be occupied. That'll do it.

Love, peace, and chicken grease...


Anonymous said...

We were just at DW on Friday and had a blast. :) Enjoy your day.

And I do NOT look forward to bugs and creepy crawlers. I am much more a rodent kind of gal. Give me a rat any day vs any snake or spider.