Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wormy worms........Now thats my kind of pet!




A few weeks ago we had a really bad rainstorm that dropped a total of about 6 inches and 4 of those in less than an hour. Some of our window wells were completely full of water. After watching it poor rain for a while once it let up I decided to take the girls out to jump in some "puddles". When we got out there what did we find.....Oh yes it was like like Christmas! There were hundreds of worms floating down the street in the rivers so I got the girls each a bucket and told them if they caught a bunch we would make worm houses and they could keep them as pets. Yes i know disgusting but very entertaining. Needless to say Zoe jumped at the thought. Isa thought it sounded fun but was not about to touch a single worm herself so instead Zoe, being the awesome sister that she is, put every other worm in Isa's bucket. By the end we had probably a couple hundred worms. Along the way this is what Zoe said, "Oh mom arent they just sooo cute, don't you just think they are cute?" or "Mom don't you just love worms" and "Mom look I caught a big daddy worm!". This little girl is going to make some man very happy one day with her willingness do do anything dirty and disgusting. We got home got out some big glass vases labled one Isa one Zoe dumped some mud in and then dumped our worms. We covered them with wax paper and a hair-tie, those suckers can climb! We had those babies living on our kitchen counter for about 2-3 weeks. Yesterday I finally decided we needed to get rid of them so we dumped them into the garden to fertilize it, I did not expect them to be alive still. Well, I was wrong. I have never seen bigger earth worms in all my life....disgusting! I nominate myself mom of the year for this little adventure!

9 comments:

Nikki said...

I died a little reading this. worms. eww!!! And yes, you are definitely Mom of the Year for this!

Adam and Renee said...

You are mom of the year for that! That is so gross. I figured when you were talking about putting them into the bucket there would be 10 or so...not so. A couple of hundred. I don't think I would have wanted to see them for that long. Well done!

Kelsie Maher said...

yeah, it's time for you to get out of minot. Thats pretty disgusting. Especially for a clean freak like you!! :)
PS> LOVE GLEE!!!

Gonzalez said...

I shrieked Yuck! at this blog but then decided that yes indeed Zoe is a very sweet big sister. Mad props for dealing with monster worms, puddles, and mud all for Zoe and Isa's entertainment. They are lucky girls!

Gonzalez said...

Yuck, Yuck, Yuck, Yuck ... Okay that's really sweet!

Mitchell Family said...

YUCK! You are a better mom than me... I would have been like NO way are you bringing worms in my house let alone gone out and helped them bring them in! Miss you guys!

Ashleigh said...

I second that nomination

Laurie/Mom/Grandma said...

Creative, I must say! How fun for the girls, and your garden will be even better next year. Speaking of garden, hope that tiller is still doing its thing.

Gonzalez said...

that is gross in the cutest possible way! And as your most frequent visitor I think it's time for an update. Thanks for the new tunes by the way :)