Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sharing The Love

I was very proud of my daughters last night. I am determined to raise them to appreciate insects*, and not be all blousey and 'eeeeeek a bug! Help and protect me!'

So I was swelling with pride last night when they held a frantically buzzing and flapping cicada, and wanted to keep it as a pet. I've mentioned a few times how I love cicadas. They are beautiful little guys with a fascinating story. So I've been trying to get the kids to like them too. Little e has a few cicada shells in her 'nature box', but this was the first time she's seen a live one.

I secretly hope Little e grows up to be a world renowned insectologist. Or a museum curator. It's a bit early to gauge Little i's appreciation, and whether she's going to go blousey further down the track. Last night she liked the 'cada', but attempted to pull off one of his wings. So the jury's out.

But seriously, cicadas are awesome. Click on the label below to read more posts about why.

*excepting cockroaches, mosquitoes and flies, all of which are to be assassinated, not appreciated.


Pedro said...

'insectologist' ya reckon?

Ben McLaughlin said...

Sure, why not

Crazyjedidiah said...

I think the word would be entomologist.

Ben McLaughlin said...

you say tomAYto, I say tomARto.