"Mom, want to help me look for crickets?"
A question every mom wants to hear. He asked me this after I was the best mom ever today. Because I took my boy to the park which has a creek and small irrigation canal. On the way home he said "This is the best day ever!" Cuz with his friend he caught 3 toads (I called them frogs but was corrected), a giant spider, and 5 lizards. But they let one lizard go so it would be even. They each brought home a small lizard and a bigger lizard. And his friend kept the giant spider, thank goodness. He also told me I the best mom since I am letting him keep lizards. I will have to remind him of that when he thinks I am the meanest mom.
The park was actually a pretty good time for me too. I didn't have any other kids with me so I sat in the shade and read a book while Andy and his friend got wet and muddy and had a ball catching critters. Haven't read much this summer at all. It was nice quiet time.
Well, I don't even know where to find crickets for his lizards to eat. And the best thing I could find as a habitat was a 5 gallon bucket which we put rocks and dirt in. Hopefully the lizards won't get hungry too soon because I didn't help him look for crickets.