As some of you may already know, the bravest person in our house when it comes to bugs and such is NukeGirl. She is fearless when it comes to all creeepy-crawlies except for spiders and bees; but then, who does like spiders and bees? We went to a Childrens’ museum once when they were having an “Insectopia” show or something, and they had this millipede that….well, here; just look at the picture. Read the whole story HERE.
It wasn’t like I had to coerce her to go up and look at the thing, she made a bee-line (that’s punny) for the table shouting; “Ooh! Ooh! I want to hold it! I want to hold it! Can I Daddy? Please, please, please?” Who was I to argue? A few days ago I heard an ear-shattering shriek coming from the kitchen. NukeMom had happened upon some sort of monster, I was sure. I rushed in with the only weapon I could find (a bath towel), ready to face the enormous, deadly, man-eating beast that I was surely about to encounter. What I saw was the little guy you see on NukeGirls finger. “Seriously?” I said to NukeMom. “It startled me! I didn’t know what it was!”, NukeMom offered. Just then, NukeGirl walked in to see what all the fuss was about. “Awwwww! He’s soooo cute!” With that, NukeGirl swept up Wormy and they watched Phineas and Ferb together before we told her it was time for Wormy to go outside. She placed him on the deck railing, said; “Goodbye, Wormy! I’ll miss you!” and went back inside. About 2 seconds later a Robin swooped down and picked up Wormy and flew away. Maybe we’ll wait another year or two before we really get into “The Circle of Life” with NukeGirl; the Lion King version is working fine right now.