Wade has taken up a new hobby; digging for worms and other insects (are worms insects? I have so much to learn) in my front garden. I'd prefer that the digging didn't take place in my garden in the front of the house; but, I'm trying to be supportive and I don't want to discourage is new found love of scientific discovery. Besides that I have a brown thumb, my perennials are apparently not perennial, so he can have at it I suppose! It's actually kind of fun. He has a couple of shovels that he uses and he gets so excited about the bugs that he finds (unless they're ants, he kills the ants). He thinks they're "so cute" and shows me each and every one. I have to hold them too. He's really testing my mothering skills vs. my squeamishness. I don't like touching worms. Worms gross me out. But, they used to gross him out too and I didn't want Wade to be scared of bugs, so I overcame my issues (on the surface at least) and I started holding worms and roley-poleys and beetles and other little creepy-crawleys that I would have ran screaming from in the past in an effort to show Wade that there was nothing to be scared of. It worked! Nearly everyday for the past week or so we have been outside digging for the little creatures, talking about them and making up stories about them. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do. I don't like the digging and I don't like touching bugs, but I'm really enjoying Wade's curiosity, interest and mostly his great stories.
I think I'm going to buy him a bug kit and a book on bugs this week. Fun!
My dear Adelaide is oblivious to the bugs, but she is sitting up on her own now. She's also grabbing her pacifier and can put it in her mouth on her own (helpful little trick). Her friend Claire was over on Saturday night and she had a blast with her. Adelaide was shaking and screeching she was so excited. It's so fun to watch those two together. They're so interested in one another and very entertained by one another as well; touching faces and hands, stealing toys, poking eyeballs... good times!