As a mother this year has been a learning year but I feel that with Caleb's obsession I have done pretty well with (as long as they stay at a distance, in a container, or in the area assigned). I thought it would be a short phase...although, I also thought pillow pets would be a short phase and they are still an important part of our family. bugs. insects. nature. At first it was a scream or a cry....DO NOT KILL NATURE MOM!!! Then as I huddle on my toes in a corner surrounded by pillows Caleb would scoop up the creepy bug and place it outside (only for it to eventually crawl back inside, I AM SURE OF IT!!!!).
Then at night when I would go to tuck Caleb into bed I would look up and scream only to find cicada's lined up along his bed!!! "What? Dad said I could." Then the books, the bug dictionaries.... and now he knows everything! "Bugs are important to nature Mom!" Well, that might be true but I did not think it was very funny having a plastic bug pop out of a shirt last night while I was folding laundry. Not funny. No!