To top it all off my daughter thinks they are cute. Good pets. Wants to save them all. Every time I kill one she says, "Are you putting that caterpillar to sleep mama?" Yes, a long, deep, head severing sleep.
A few days back she picked one up and wanted to bring it inside to put in her bug barn. Honestly, my worst fear come true, a live, breeding web worm in my house. I could just see them eating the curtains, my couch, even the rug, and we would all be covered in webs by morning. Poor Thomas, so much life to live.
Mike explained to her that we would not be bringing in a web worm, that she needed to leave it outside. He showed her how the webs were ruining the trees, we didn't want them in the house. Of course this worked and she dropped it and came skipping inside. NOT. She screamed and cried, calling out "I LOVE HIM!" Oh, my little bug lover. The lover of even the unloveable bug.
Her new job is to collect them all into a container. She gets them off our bushes, plants, PORCH, grass. She gives them leaves to eat, talks to them, tells them she loves them. Little does she know we are just having her gather them for a big worm burning. Hey, some lessons in life are hard to learn. It is our job to teach them, in the most loving way possible...
You think you are cute, don't you, wooing my daughter into your webby cluches? Well, we WILL get rid of you. MWA HA HA HA HA