Monday, September 21, 2009

Halle's Bugs

Halle is ALWAYS catching a bug. I can not even tell you how many tupperware containers and cups have been ruined in this house due to bug catching. (It's not the bug that ruins them, its being left outside for the lawnmower to hit them that seems to do the trick.)

Halle is a very responsible bug catcher too, she keeps the bug for a few hours to examine and then releases it. If she's around when anyone is trying to kill a bug she will beg for it to be released outside. Just about the only thing she'll let me kill are hobo spiders and I think that's just because she knows how bad I hate them. She will swerve on her bike to miss a roly poly, she'd rather crash than smash it. She really is such a tender heart.

The thing I love about her loving her bugs (say that 10 times fast) is that she likes to learn about them. She'll catch something and then come in and google all about it. She really knows quite a few interesting facts about all sorts of insects.

Her school class is buying some caterpillars (or callepitters as Halle would say) to watch grow from caterpillar, to cocoon, to butterfly. She can hardly wait. She talks about it every day. "Mrs Ball said our callepitters are coming next week!" They must be learning about bugs or something because this week they get to go on a "bug hunt" to the park.

Halle took a lady bug with all sorts of interesting facts last week for her "sharing" and today she took a praying mantis. This girl and her bugs.

9 comments:

Lee Ann said...

She and Anna would get along well. Except that Anna IS occasionally into killing them :)

And aren't you supposed to get the "callipiters" in the spring? Those poor butterflies' wings are going to freeze right up in IF!

Deanna said...

That is so awesome!!! What a darling...I love that she loves her bugs....

All the boys are gonna be jealous...or in love...one of the two!

Lula! said...

Please send Halle to southwest Virginia...we have all manner of creepy crawlies 'round here. Just say a preying mantis the other day...ewwwwww. But...neat!

Cherie said...

I would love to have her at my house to catch bugs!
It is actually pretty cool that she likes bugs - kids show their interests early, it could turn into a career someday!
That last picture is adorable.

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

Oh, Halle and her tender little heart for bugs. She can come catch them at my house any time.(as long as she takes them home with her). What a doll. I love how she googles about them-too cute!

Gina said...

And I wigged out yesterday when a spider dropped by my head in the car....

Willy Happy Mama said...

Well she comes by that honestly. She has you the most tender hearted "Pet" lover of them all. I'm remembering a bird post a while back. She learned from the sweetest!

Wendy said...

I use to love bugs too. About halfway through the teenage years, something snapped and all I can do now when I see bugs is do something that has been dubbed "The Spider Dance" at my house...

LOL

LouandAngela said...

What a girl! My kids love bugs too--all kinds. I try really hard to act anything but bothered by them. And in fact, I can take about anything except for spiders.

Luckily I didn't see what Camille & my mom saw when they were visiting last. My darling little 3 year old GIRL, came in the house holding a dead WOLF spider (HUGE) by the leg. I'm not sure what I would have done, had I seen it or had her bring it up to me! UGGHH!