Saturday, July 14, 2012

Our New Family Pet

Cooper gave Ms. Therese, the Zion Nature Center Director, a present of rolly pollies from our yard.   She was very sweet and acted like it was quite possibly the best thing she ever received.

Caleb walked up to me and said, "Don't be alarmed if you see leaves in our refrigerator."

Too late, warning bells went off.  I imagined our refrigerator draped with greenery and quite possibly little critters.

I peeked into the refrigerator and let out a sigh of relief when I eyed only a small handful of leaves.  I asked the obvious, "Why?"

He responded, "It's for my new pet."

Caleb inherited a pet from nature camp.  His new friend is a Luna caterpillar he named "Wurmple."  It sits on our kitchen counter encased in a plastic tupperware container filled with leaves.

Today, Caleb asked me to feed "Wurmple."

"Caleb, it's your pet, you have to feed Wurmple," I replied.

He responded, "It's really a family pet, so I think you should do it."

I started to see where this was going.  

And, they wonder why we still don't have a dog!

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