Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Better Stop Dreaming of the Quiet Life - Cos it's the One We'll Never Know

Yesterday afternoon I forced the children to go outside.

Yes, forced.

After 30 minutes of listening to Griffin whine ("but I want to go watch ca-a-a-artoo-oons"), he finally warmed up to being outdoors once I noticed some inch worms.

Griffin is like the Bug Whisperer, I swear. This child loves bugs and bugs love him.

And Darwin loved the inch worms too.

"Come here little dude, get on my finger."


Anonymous said...

did they have worm races? We used to.

We drew chalk lines on the pavement and have worm races. You can have obstacles races too.

Ali said...

Mine love bugs too, until the inevitable "Look Mummy, he's not wriggling any more".

It's possible to love something a little too hard, I find.

LJ said...

thankfully i've dont have to worry about anyone loving bugs here!!
the inch worms are kinda cute, in an inch wormy kinda way.

Anonymous said...

Two and two are four.
Four and four are eight.
Eight and eight are sixteen.
Sixteen and sixteen are thirty-two.
Inchworm, inchworm
Measuring the marigolds.
You and your arithmatic
You'll probably go far.
Inchworm, inchworm
Measuring the marigolds
Seems to me you'd stop and see
How beautiful they are.

Can't see an inchworm without singing that... too much Muppet show? Possibly.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, caterpillars rock. I'm still hoping to nab another Prometheus caterpillar someday. (What? You don't have a wish list of bugs?)

lera said...

Those are some great photos.

Some times my kids need a nudge out the door on nice spring days. I don't know what's so appealing about being indoors all the time. (Although it *is* where I prefer to be.)

Angelina said...

Max is still riveted by bugs too. But I never find the interesting ones when he's out there with me and I'm trying to prove to him how many cool bugs he could find.

Oil Cloth Junkie said...

awwww. How sweet.

LLA said...

who doesn't love the inchworm??? :)

(and I was singing the inchworm song, just like laeroport!)

Renee said...

Aww ...those are some cute 'little dudes'.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

great photos.........so clear!

Nancywithajones said...


Sussanah said...

my boy is desperate for me to buy him a Giant Burrowing Cockroach as a pet, I am NOT cleaning that cage, apparently he and his father promise they will look after it, yeah right!

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

Boys and bugs, you got to love them.
Suzie Sews

Mia said...

That picture of the inchwork on the fingernail is too cute!!!

And really.. ARE there any decent cartoons on anymore????

Anonymous said...

i wish I had a bug whisperer, at the moment my son is fascinated being a bug squasher which makes me mama squeamish. I hope he grows out of it quickly. Great photos.

amy h said...

Inchworms are cute! I can't get Elise to even acknowledge that bugs exist. Except butterflies and moths. We showed her a worm, and she just walked off, almost stepping on it.

Watch out -- you may end up with an inchworm colony in your house, if your boys are anything like all the boys I used to babysit. :)

Erin M said...

I love inch worms, I wish we had more of them around here. If it is any comfort i have to force my children outside most of the time and we have a huge kick booty swing set in the back yard