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Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Bug

My 8-year-old granddaughter visited our new home and told us she wants to be an entomologist when she grows up.
 Doesn't that sound wonderful?

Imagine my embarrassment when she held up what I thought was a twig and informed me it was a millipede. Then, to make matters worse, she seemed ecstatic when she noticed the earwig scurrying across our living room floor. Finally, on her way out the door there was the photo-op of a giant moth. Don't they have bugs in Connecticut? 

Her parents must be horrified at my slovenly housekeeping and I'm glad for the gentle reminder about spring-cleaning. 


  1. Beautiful! Who wouldn't love an 8 year old 'bug' person!

    Smidgen Snippets & Bits

  2. This is utterly adorable! She sounds like me when I was eight, and I grew up to be a biologist, haha :) Wonderful post.

  3. I have known some adult entomologists. It is an interesting career. :)

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  4. A much needed reminder for my spring cleaning, too. Can't say I had a bug fascination when I was young, but it's fun to watch others who do. :)

  5. Only children can remind you of so many things in such a short time! ;-) New follower here - stopping by from the "A to Z Challenge". I look forward to visiting again!


  6. Too funny! I l can't stand millipedes, all those legs freak me out. My boys used to collect snakes (kept the in a large tub way out at the back of our property where I never ventured), but have thankfully passed that stage. I still shudder when I think about it!
    (Oh! We had a tarantula in our house last fall - your granddaughter may have been interested in it! My husband caught it in an ice cream bucket and gave it to a friend's son - it now lives in a terrarium with "tarantula toys". Ugh.)

  7. Hello there.
    What a funny post! Can't say I've ever been a fan of creepy-crawlies either! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Aw! That's funny!

    I saw my first roach and inch worm for spring 2015 today and although I wasn't too pleased, I imagine your granddaughter would love it! :)

  9. Thanks for the chuckle! Sounds like you have a smart one on your hands.
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  10. Boy! Is she going to keep you on your toes as she grows!! :-)

  11. Rather her than me! I am definitely not a bug person. And where I live we get some really weird industrial strength mutant bugs. You could always hire her out for pest control. ;-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  12. Not slovenly at all. You just live in the Western part of the US where bugs abound and constantly invade our homes.