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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Our Summer Education: Bugs and Batman

My children are always coming up with creative and fun ideas.  This summer, they have been especially busy, working to share their knowledge on some important matters.  I mean, I didn't know that...

While wasps like to crawl on your fingers (click for photo), bugs prefer to crawl on your face.

Also, did you know that if you're given a healthy snack of strawberries and blueberries, it will taste much much better if (while Mom's not looking) you add almost an entire tub of cool whip?

And, I never realized that Batman only likes to go boating in water that is mixed with eggs and flour. 

Finally, a lesson on gentleness, courtesy of my three-year-old.

"My butterfly died.  I just loved him so much."
"Sorry buddy.  What happened?  How did he die?"
"I squished him just like that!" Mase says as he pinches his thumb and forefinger together.

Grateful Mom Goal: Keep enjoying our educational summer.

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30 Comments:

At July 16, 2011 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Liz said...

Oh my! I can't believe she was calm and posed for the camera with a bug on her chin.

 
At July 16, 2011 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Mrs E said...

Well, I do agree that all desserts are better with lots and lots of whipped cream or cool whip!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 10:26 AM , Blogger my3littlebirds said...

I did not know these things! Thank them for me!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 11:53 AM , Blogger Victoria said...

Kids are the best. Oh, the things they teach us!

Sounds like you're having an amazing summer. :)

 
At July 16, 2011 at 11:55 AM , Blogger diane rene said...

OHMYGOSH the bug and wasp thing had my belly in a knot. I have a horrible fear of anything with a stinger and junebugs! ewww ewww ewww!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Lourie said...

All three of my kids would be on the highest level of hysteria if any kind of bug landed within spitting distance of them let alone on their face! Eeeks!

He squished his butterfly! Hahahaha!

Love the tub of whip topping with the fruit! :D

 
At July 16, 2011 at 1:32 PM , Blogger RoryBore said...

Gotta go with the kid on this one....fresh berries best served with cool whip! My toddler is currently enjoying stomping on ants. Then announces with great satisfaction "dead."

 
At July 16, 2011 at 2:21 PM , Blogger Abbie said...

That dessert looked great! have the kids calmed down from their sugar high! lol

So sweet for him to tell you about his butterfly. He loved it so... awww

It wasn't batman it was ninja turtles that did all the stuff in my house. Boys!!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Deb said...

As a horror aficionado, I looked at that second image and wondered, "What film is that from?!" It took me a few moments after reading the caption to reorient myself to see it for what it was. :p

I look forward to the little bits of wisdom I'll glean from Li'l D as he gets older!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

Your blog never fails to crack me up!!! I love your kids!!! I'm going to keep the knowledge about batman to myself because if a ceartin 6 year old finds out about that one batman will be making regular apperances in all our batters!! Good tip about the butterfly!!! Thanks again!! You are a great mom!!!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Never had Batman appear in any of my dishes but I have had a truck show up once. My toddler is very much into loving bugs which thus end up getting squished...I feel guilty every time he picks up a bug because I know the inevitable will occur!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 9:43 PM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

My 4 year old Aisley found a huge ant the other day, she told me it was "fat because he ate so much food" right before squishing it to death. I told her that was a queen ant and she looked at me for a second before saying "Now a baby ant is going to be sad that I killed it's mom."

It is so funny the things kids do. I still love to read your blog because your stories always remind me of my own :)

 
At July 16, 2011 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

I think also be grateful that Batman wasn't swimming in the whip cream and fruit.

 
At July 17, 2011 at 1:34 AM , Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

There would be no way I could pose for that picture with a bug on my face!

 
At July 17, 2011 at 7:31 AM , Blogger Natalie said...

Ha ha that is pretty creative I must say. Life doesn't get boring at your house!

 
At July 17, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

While we were camping this weekend, my 4-year-old grandson was sure that we could use bug spray on every bug in the forest! I had four cans, but at that rate my sweetie still sent my daughter back to civilization to pick up another can.
Sandy

 
At July 17, 2011 at 2:40 PM , OpenID yummychunklet said...

Interesting description of the butterfly. Sounds similar to the final "chapter" of Kill Bill, Vol. 2.

 
At July 17, 2011 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Amber_D said...

Totally cracking up over the picture of Batman. We have a little Batman lover in our house too. He owns about 9,000 of them and they end up in some pretty strange places.

 
At July 17, 2011 at 3:19 PM , Blogger Mandi said...

This was toooo funny! I don't know how she stood still while you took a picture of that bug on her chin! Brave girl. My daughter would have been rolling around on the ground in hysteria. :D

Very, very cute. Following now!!!

Mandi
Smile and Mama With Me

 
At July 17, 2011 at 3:48 PM , Blogger Toesthattwinkle! said...

I LOVE this post, so so so cute!

 
At July 17, 2011 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

Crack-up!

 
At July 17, 2011 at 10:08 PM , Blogger Valerie said...

Oh, that last one is just too sad!!

 
At July 17, 2011 at 11:29 PM , Blogger Maryann's Mama Tales said...

Haha The things kids say and do! I love the part on what your son said about how his butterfly died.

 
At July 18, 2011 at 3:22 AM , Anonymous Jaime said...

Mmm Cool Whip:)

 
At July 18, 2011 at 5:07 AM , Blogger Help! Mama Remote... said...

ROTFL I'm sitting here reading this with nearly one eye opened. I just woke up & trying to get myself together to go workout. And your 3yr old has me cracking up!!!!!that is so my 3yr old! Thanks for helping wake me up.

 
At July 18, 2011 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Utah Mom said...

My baby girls are terrified of every creepy crawly. They freeze and start screaming "spider" whether it is a fly or beetle! Your daughter is so brave.

And the berries and Cool Whip look delicious.

 
At July 18, 2011 at 5:36 PM , Blogger Handsfullmom said...

Sounds like you've got some budding cooks on hand -- cool whip and fruit sounds divine!

 
At July 18, 2011 at 8:55 PM , Blogger M and D said...

LOL! I did not know that about batman. It's clear that I only have girls ;).

 
At July 19, 2011 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That first picture is so cute!
Our batman just likes to lay on the floor in random locations so I can step on him. I'd almost prefer him to go boating in an egg mixture.

 
At July 19, 2011 at 2:30 PM , Blogger MommaKiss said...

I am itching and swatting just thinking of that bug on me. Ew.

batman? he can defend anything, eh?

 

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