She reminds me so much of the big brother she now delights in working alongside. She shares so many of his interests. Thankfully, he is a patient and willing mentor, and this brings some peace to the household (and me!) while she is busy gardening with Z!
More moth excitement. Z and G stayed up late the other night to try another large moth hunt. After about 30 seconds outside they caught a luna moth! I joined them for a while and they soon had one more. I came in to work on some things while I waited up for them until 12:30am. Finally, I called the hunt off because I couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. They had a total of four moths. At the end they took a closer look and were ecstatic to find they had one female in the mix. At current count she has laid 71 eggs so there is a good chance of raising the larvae and having another batch of luna moths. This was the hope.
At current count there are 105 hawk wing moth eggs. Between the moths, butterflies, and chickens I hear a lot about eggs in a day! And I like it; except for the times when I’m being updated on the current moth egg count and the nuances of moth mating behaviour coming from two different tellers, while at the same time tending to a screaming baby, a shrieking two year old, a crying five year old (because the two year old just slugged him), a pouting seven year old who does not want to repeat what he just mumbled because he is indignant that I didn’t understand him the first time. Oh, but I did understand that apparently he was talking first and everyone else interrupted him.
Ahhh….. it keeps me talking to God all day. And it helps keep me humble because obviously I’m not the fantastic mom I started out to be (before I had any children). 🙂