It’s Day six and the kids can’t believe how much the Caterpillars have grown. I’ve gotten about six hundred and fifty eight requests to take them out so they can ‘play’ with them but the magnifying glasses and videos, with printable sheets that I found for the kids will have to do because I’ve warned them if they take them out of their house dire things will happen you know, in the sternest possible voice.
Seriously though, they’re huge now. They’ve doubled in size and they seem to be more active during the date lately, which is nice because Olivia was convinced they’re nocturnal, causing me to have to do a quick google search on my phone to determine whether they were or not. Turns out, most caterpillars are.
This also answered the question of why we don’t see a lot of caterpillars when we are out and about during the spring and summer season. Remember those big fluffy ones you used to find when you were a kid? Maybe it’s because we practically lived in the wilderness and we’re raising our own kids in the suburbs.
This week we’re seeing lots of the white stringy stuff that the insert assures is normal, and they’re growing like crazy. According to Olivia, they’re less creepy and more crawly.
Raise Your Own Painted Lady Butterflies
There is still time to raise your own, with pre orders still available from Education Station. I’ve also learned that there are sometimes kits left over, so call your local store on Mondays to check on this. You can pre order the raising kit, here, for $29.99.