P365 – Day 44 (Worms)

Motherhood is unpredictable. There are moments of great joy in the midst of absolute craziness. Motherhood also provides a hilarity that borders on insanity (surely no one else would ever think these moments are anywhere near funny). At times you never know what is going to come out of the mouths of your dear children. Today one of my precious little imps came into the kitchen and informed us that she and her partner in crime, I mean discovery, had found a “family of worms.”

sarah closeup

“We found a whole family. A mama and a papa and a baby.”

Ah the joys of raising little explorers.


They look innocent, don’t they.

A short time later the other animal lover came in to report on the situation.

David--worm man

“Well, I smashed a worm. It was the daddy.” The rest of us looked on in a mixture of horror and amusement.

The gentle assistant came along and quickly informed us, “It wasn’t the mama.”

“Oh good,” we chorused. The papa must have been considered a combatant. It brings to mind a line from an old movie, True Lies, where the wife asks her husband, whom she has just discovered to be a secret operative, “Have you ever killed anyone?” and he, treated with truth drugs, responds, “Yes, but they were ALL bad.” No doubt the papa was one of those “bad” worms that spoil the rest of the bunch.

Obviously it was time to take a break from school and survey the damage. A healer was rushed to the scene but it was too late for the family of worms. They were buried underneath a pile of rocks. “To keep them from being taken away by the birds,” we were told.

daniel and sarah

looking closeryuck

Tune in with us next time as we share more precious moments.

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7 thoughts on “P365 – Day 44 (Worms)”

  1. Hmmm. Clearly a conversation on the preciousness of God’s creation and cruelty to living things is in order.

    If it isn’t one thing, it is another … these rascals sure keep us on our toes! :)

  2. I love it. I say- good thing it wasn’t the mama!!

    I love the pics of your kids close to the earth! Sweet ones.

    I love you all. AK

  3. Yes, perhaps a quick discussion on God’s creatures and how we are to care for the earth – does ‘subdue’ mean smash with rocks?? Sarah really enjoyed playing outside yesterday. It’s interesting because she is usually my “can I stay inside and play” girl.

  4. Sounds like a wonderful Valentine’s Day! I was out scrambling the night before, wondering WHAT in the world I could get my kids that they don’t already have! They ended up with candy and a pink sweater for Holly and a red sweatshirt for Trevor.

    LOVE the worm story, ending with the tongues sticking out! Very cute!

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