In other news, I have posted previously about our recent acorn collecting. Well, after polishing and sorting I decided to put them into a vase and leave out as part of my autumn decorations.
After a couple of days I find my kids starting to be more and more interested. At first I thought, "Oh- They love acorns like I do". They are always on the lookout for cool ones. But when it came to congregating around the table every day for several minutes and with much conversation, I knew something was up. Sure enough. The kids had decided we had pets!
They LOVED watching the worms crawl around! "Oh look! One is getting out of that big acorn! Look- That one is trying to climb higher!" The next morning they ran to the acorn dish to see what their pet's were up to. I actually think they named them... Needless to say, I was feeling guilty about not affording my children the privilege to own a real pet so I let them hang around for a while. When I finally had Nathan take them out to the woods, the kids were so upset with me! Luckily the neighbors went on vacation, so they now get to look after the bunny instead. It is enough of a distraction for the time being. Next year when we go acorn collection, we are going to bake them in the oven before displaying them... (yuck, I know...)