I took my son to the pool yesterday. He had a great time swimming, until he noticed the bugs. Apparently they thought it would be nice to go for a swim, too.
"Mama, these bugs are going to die if someone doesn't get them out of here."
I nodded. "Why don't you help them?"
He made a face and shook his head. "No way. I'm not touching those things. You get them out!"
Of course. Mama always gets the dirty work. I scooped up a little moth with my hands and deposited him on the deck. I found a beetle and did the same. Then I saw a wasp. "Dude, the wasp is out of luck."
"Why, Mama? You can't discriminate against wasps. He's a bug, too!"
I scowled at the boy. "But that bug is going to sting me. There's no way I'm going to save something that's going to be ungrateful and hurt me!"
Bubba grinned and got out of the pool. He looked around and found a skimmer net. Then he scooped up the wasp and threw him over the pool fence onto the grass. "There, Mama. That's how you save a wasp!"
(Now, why didn't I think of that?)
Glad to see he went to work. That's a good Bubba.ReplyDelete
Yes. It was nice to see him take some initiative to solve a problem himself!Delete
Now that he knows how to do it, he can save the rest of the bugs himself.ReplyDelete
Exactly. One less thing for the Mama to do!Delete
twould be fun if the wasp stings him in the bum tomorrow....ReplyDelete
No. He'd be very upset. He actually is a little afraid of bees and wasps. He was stung by a whole swarm of them when he got too close to a nest.Delete
One smart kid !ReplyDelete
Yep. That was using his noggin.Delete
So now you know he knows how to do it....ReplyDelete
Which means I'm not doing it any more!Delete
If he can do one he can do the rest hahaReplyDelete
Ah, a problem solving man in training.ReplyDelete
I was happy to see him using his brain!Delete
Sherry, your son has such a good heart ♡ReplyDelete
Yes, he does.Delete
I don't touch bugs either. That's what tools are for.ReplyDelete
Pretty clever, and very kind!ReplyDelete
He has a good heart and head.Delete
Clever son always does clever work.ReplyDelete
Yes, he does.Delete
Helping something that will be ungrateful... Isn't that parenting?ReplyDelete
Wow, did it just get dark in here?
Haha! My kids are always grateful. ;0)Delete
He's so smart Mom!!ReplyDelete
Yes, he is!Delete
I'm impressed that he knows the word "discriminate" AND wanted to save some tiny lives! Parenting done right.ReplyDelete
Probably not just parenting - a community effort. But it's good that he's learned a few good things along the way. :)Delete
Even saving the stingers, kindnessReplyDelete
He must have a bigger heart than me!Delete
Bulbs has acquired your fast thinking skills.ReplyDelete
Yes, he has. I hope it serves him well!Delete
Great save, Bubba! :-)ReplyDelete