Monday, April 14, 2008

I just don't get it....

I just don't get it. We have a house *FULL* of toys. Educational toys. Entertaining toys. Expensive toys. Cheap toys. And everything inbetween. We have a yard full of toys. A swingset. A trampoline. Roller skates. Scooters. Bikes. Sidewalk chalk. You name it, and there's a good chance it's here. So what have my girls spent the ENTIRE morning doing? Well...you can see for yourself...
























For weeks now I have heard a continual moaning, wailing, and gnashing of teeth about the absence of fuzzy caterpillars in our yard. Much to Rachel & Jenna's delight, it was instantly apparent when we arrived home from church that this years' crop of caterpillars had arrived while we were at church. The collecting frenzy started the moment they were out of the van and has continued unabated. I did make them reduce their collections a few hours ago from 8 caterpillars each to 3 caterpillars each. They were distraught, as each caterpillar that I made them release back into the wild had a name and was considered a dear friend.

Jared has remained pretty much immune to caterpillar fever. I'm not sure if it's a gender thing or what. Maybe fuzzy caterpillars just don't appeal to man-children. He's happy to go out and feed the tadpoles some more, and build another Lego police car...

4 comments:

somestratt said...

Bug friends? Yuck, I will stick with Jared. The girls sure are cute though!

Nathan & Margaret said...

I join the girls in rejoicing over the reemergence of caterpillars. I would love to know their names!

Kids are so funny. I totally love it.

Cindy said...

He told me yesterday that caterpillars are cool but that "toads and snakes are kind of cooler."

And you forgot to mention - not only did each caterpillar have a name, but each caterpillar had a completely unrelated nickname. For instance, the caterpillar named "Buzz" could also be referred to as "Bug" or "Sleepyhead."

abstowe said...

I think I like caterpillars better than our bees! I stopped by to talk to Dad and Ramona on Sunday after church and when I went out the front door, the one and only tree was literally buzzing! At first I was worried that perhaps bees might have gotten into the new soffit or fascia (or whatever that stuff is called), but then looked at the tree and realized it was the new collection site. In 15 years we have never seen such a thing!
I did take my kids over to look at the new bee tree, but they were NOT allowed to collect any of the critters.