Our milkweeds have attracted a lot of butterflies. It’s given a lot of joy to my kids, especially Jadzia. But a few days ago she found a dead Monarch butterfly. She was devastated. I had never performed a butterfly funeral or prayed for them, but it comforted my daughter’s tender heart.
Enter Muncher. Wednesday morning, Jadzia found a Monarch caterpillar. She had been looking forward to finding some. We looked for more caterpillars, or perhaps eggs, but found only this one. She named it Muncher.
Of course, one man’s junk mail is another man’s treasure.
Lately Jadzia has been sending out letters to friends and family members and has been very excited to get responses. Within the house she often likes to pretend by making menus, or clubs, or newsletters which she gives to Yoli and I.
Today I came home from work to find a solicitation from “Calvin and Hobbes Magazine.” If I’m reading the advertisement correctly, seems like the rates are 0¢ or $1.
Today I took Jadzia to the Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson to have a space mission. It was a surprise that Yoli had long wanted to give to her. The timing was good since we just visited the Houston Space Center in August, and Jadzia has really gotten interested in space.
At home after her first ride on a bike trail, Jadzia was recovering from the scare of falling halfway through the ride. She asked me if we could ride again the next day, for the purpose of making a video.