Remember in grade school when you got to take turns taking your class pet home for the weekend? Well, we had our first such experience . . . with Aaron's class' silkworms (see photo). I arrived at his school to bring him home and he was holding the box of them eagerly. I waited bemusedly for an explanation from him, but he had nothing to say. Finally, his teacher said he had asked to take them home, and would it be OK? I looked over at the doe-eyed boy and saw eagerness and responsibility, so I said yes. (Plus, what was going to do, say no?) Apparently, silkworms eat mulberry leaves, so let's hope we see some in our travels this weekend, because I have no idea what else we will feed them.