Today the topic on blog dare is “My absolute Worst Mothering Moment (so far). This is easy for me!
I was fortunate enough to have a great job with an amazing work schedule. I worked weekends, 12 hour days and was paid for a full 40 week. I had Monday-Thursday off. We spent the majority of our days outside or at the lake. We live in lakes country so there are plenty to choose from! when we were bored we would stop by the local dollar store and I would let the kids pick out some fun stuff to buy. It was usually junk and it usually broke by bedtime, but it was fun for them. One of the things they had picked out was a bug collecting kit. There was 3 different little kids you could pick up. They each picked one of each. Different colors of course. They had a bug net, a bug collection box to store them in with netted screen to keep the icky bugs inside. They had tweezers, plastic spoons, a small cup, a magnify glass etc. etc. They were very excited and spent a couple days on the hunt. They caught ants, worms, assorted creepy bugs, you know, your usual yard creatures. They even found some toads during the evening, but boring old me wouldn’t let them keep the toads. I made them let them go with the excise that their screened housing from the dollar store was not secure nor roomy enough for the little hoppers. They really wanted to catch a butterfly or caterpillar.