Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Diet of Worms

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.

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