I guess we’ll call this a catch up day.
Jack: Mom is anyone looking?
me: No, why?
Jack: (starts rocking out)
You may remember our 2nd caterpillar “Basil”? (scroll down a bit) If not, shame on you. Go catch up on your reading. So, our first caterpillar was Chewbacca… all brown and fuzzy, then he turned into Princess Leia the fluffy white moth. And now we have Darth Vader. I’m just along for the ride on the naming conventions.
Jack: This is like a totally different moth!
me: Remember, the caterpillar was totally different too. He was all smooth, and …
Jack: Okay I’m done, let’s release it…
me: Jack, hey look at this bug. Or beetle. I’ve never seen this kind before.
Jack: It’s a milkweed bug.
me: I don’t know… I’ll have to look it up.
Jack: It’s definitely a milkweed bug. I raised one from a nymph stage.
me: (Who is this kid??) Well, yeah, that might be true, but I’m still not sure if that’s what this bug is. (trying to save face as a parent…)
And we wonder why our neighbor calls him Bigfoot. Geez.
Jack: Why did you buy the cats a new climber? They don’t even use the things they already have!??
me: You’re confusing that argument with something else. You usually say that about me. And shoes. Rememer?
Jack: Oh yeah. You didn’t buy MORE shoes did you??
Jack: Very funny.