Daddy brought home a female daddy longlegs last week. Not so unusual, except she had a bunch of eggs in her pedipalps – pretty cool to see! Esmé took Miss Spider to school with her, and when I picked her up, several little boys were standing around, fascinated with Miss Spider.
This weekend, Esmé had an insect encounter of the unpleasant kind. We were at a church campout, and she was playing near a tree by the eating area with her 3yo cousin. Suddenly she ran screaming from the tree, followed closely behind by a shrieking little Olivia. Yellow jackets! She was stung 5 times and pretty miserable for a while. She’s mostly recovered, though still a bit itchy. (Olivia had several stings as well.)
So, household pests are kind of cool and educational, but not always fun.
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