Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I've Always Known My Children Were a Bit Odd...

Driving around this morning I mentioned that I bought some more bug spray. "You mean there are ticks around here?" inquired dd in a worried voice. I said yes. My son who experienced his first tick yesterday seemed quite happy.

"I hope I get more ticks!" he said.

I did explain that like mosquitoes, ticks can carry a disease that can make you very sick.

The kids had fun after dad's tick removal because we got out our rarely used children's microscope and they (and I) viewed the tick. Then they took the microscope upstairs and started looking at other things that they found, for about 1/2 an hour.

That is the kind of learning I like to see.


Anonymous said...

That's a typical response from a boy ! It's good that the kids take an interest in nature altho' I would never have or keep a woodtick in the house ! It gives me the shivers !