Just when I think we've seen enough bugs and rodents and reptiles, and just when I think we've exhausted our trips to local museums, my boys repeatedly ask for more. They enjoy nature and they love exploring and touching. So, rather than spend another day poolside, we visited our local nature center, yet again.
We arrived just in time to catch a puppet show about various insects and how they lay eggs and hatch. Eeww. I wasn't the least bit interested in learning about baby ants and spiders and butterflies, but my boys were fascinated.
After a closer look, I realized this butterfly was injured and unable to fly. Because of this, I told the boys they could very gently hold it. They were so tender and sweet as they carefully passed the butterfly from hand to hand. Micah even asked the butterfly if it needed a band aid to help its wing get all better.
I've had my nature fill for the week and hopefully my boys have too. Think I can convince them that wandering the mall is just as fun?