Video: Meet Muncher, our baby Monarch caterpillar

A monarch butterfly sits on one of our milkweed plants. Photo by Jadzia.
A monarch butterfly sits on one of our milkweed plants. Photo by Jadzia.

(The following story and video are by Yoli)

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.

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Junk mail within the Renaud Empire?

My own daughter is sending me junk mail.

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.

Think I should subscribe?

Girls and boys

Here’s a perfect example of one of the many differences between girls and boys.

My daughters are having a dance recital, with piano music by Jadzia. They are singing “Happy Father’s Day!” over and over.

Joseph couldn’t care less. He is captivated by the Bobcat being used for landscaping work in our front yard.