Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things by Lisa R. Howeler

My 3-year old daughter is a caretaker.

She takes care of her stuffed animals and our pets and other people’s pets. Sometimes she takes care of me and once in awhile her brother (though she’s usually bossing him around). What she really enjoys taking care of, though, are worms and bugs. I don’t get it, but she likes rolly pollies and worms and wants to put them in containers to keep them safe whenever she finds them. I try to explain that they are safe outside because that’s their home, but it doesn’t always work.

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We had filled the pool in our backyard one night this week and for some reason the water on the grass drew a huge worm, one we country folk call a “nightcrawler” right out of the mud. My toddler was delighted. DSC_0104DSC_0101She was delighted to show it to her brother and make a video for her dad, who was at work, and she was delighted when I said she could keep the worm in a plastic container from the kitchen if we added some wet soil to it for it to live in for awhile.

She most likely wouldn’t be delighted that yesterday she couldn’t find the worm so I took it all outside to look myself and discovered the worm was indeed gone. My closest guess is that our very large, moody cat ate it.

I think we’ll have to be a little more careful about taking care of our worms in the future.

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13 thoughts on “She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

  1. momentsbyadriana says:

    Brave girl! She takes care of everyone and even worms ahahaha
    Love the details.

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  2. jenniferblakephotography says:

    It’s gross but you made it looks so pretty! Great shots Lisa!

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  3. Erika Kao says:

    I feel like that bathing suit TOTALLY makes the photos. My girls love worms, too. I think it’s so important that we not be squeamish around girls. We need to teach them to be brave.

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    1. Oh yes, me too. I even held her worm for a while and the other day I was collecting bugs with her

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  4. Caroline M. Collins says:

    Brave girl. Poor worm. I love the pics.

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    1. I certainly felt awful. Our attention was to release it back to the garden. I had just checked on it earlier in the day and it was still there. 😦

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  5. Jessica says:

    Great for being fearless! My daughter freaks out when she sees a bug! 😂

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    1. I freak out when I see a bug. 🙂

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  6. Nikki Gould says:

    Oh no!! I’m so sorry to hear her worm may have been made into dinner for your cat. I hope your little one took the news well! haha So cute!!

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    1. I sort of mumbled it at her and we moved on 😂

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  7. That is quite the worm, wow. Great photos.

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    1. I don’t know if I have ever seen one quite so big in town like that. The country maybe but not in town.

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