Thursday, October 25, 2007

I picked up a worm today.

I was playing with the kids outside today and Ellie stopped in a panic on the sidewalk while following Shivam and Jayden into Shivam's yard. (Shivam is Jayden's little friend next door.) I wasn't sure why she stopped and was so paranoid until I saw the worm wiggling in the middle of the sidewalk. I don't think she ever saw an earthworm before which might explain the response. But, when I stooped down to look at it, the boys came over too. WE talked about why it was there and why it was wiggling around. Then, I told the kids that the worm needed to get back into the dirt or it would die. So, I picked it up and flung it into the grass (gently of course). We all gathered around it to watch it squirm it's way into safety. The kids were totally fascinated albeit worried that the worm would bite me or something when I picked it up. They all backed up and got all panicky like it was dangerous...I had to try really hard not to laugh.

Other is moving along but in slo-mo. We might be home by the end of November, but no turkey will be served. Things just take too long. :( Day number 585.

1 comment:

Violet the Verbose said...

That's so funny that the kids were worried the worm might bite you - ha ha! You know, I've become more squeamish in my old age. I wouldn't have a problem with a worm, but I'm finding that I don't want to pick up bugs anymore. I didn't used to have a problem with that.