superdumb supervillain: Caterpillar Girl

Friday, July 18, 2008

Caterpillar Girl

Here's a wriggling mass of fuzzy caterpillars stuck to a tree in our front yard. Roo found it but she didn't want to get too close. She almost burst into tears when her daddy said he was going to get rid of them because they would kill the tree. (Four year olds are so melodramatic.) She has plenty of compassion for the downtrodden, that kid.



Jasper was blissfully ignorant of the circle of life tableaux unfolding beside him. Which is just as well, since he probably would've popped a couple of 'em into his mouth. Roo didn't want to be photographed with the caterpillar hive, you know because they're icky, but she wanted it documented for her teachers since they were learning about the little critters in school. Naturally, she made her little brother pose with it for a sense of scale…



In the end, Roo let Bob leave the silky tangle out in the driveway so birds and the hot Kansas sun could do the dirty work. Her hands and her conscience were left moderately clean.

2 comments:

  1. Thats so funny and gross and interesting all at the same time. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Awe Roo is so sweet, and yes that is a little grose. But very interesting in a weird way.

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