Wednesday, May 11, 2011

There's a Bug!

I love how excited Rilian gets about life sometimes. He is so interested in everyday things. Have you ever noticed how babies, toddlers, and even preschoolers get so excited about the little things in life? But if you think about it, it shouldn't be a surprise. They have only seen the world for a few months or just a few years. We, as adults, have been seeing the world for several years, decades in fact. We often take for granted God's wonderful world and all the living things in it.

One day, Rilian saw a bug on the floor. Apparently, he has seen people kill bugs before because he was really trying to kill it. It's funny to see him working really hard to kill it and see if it is dead, and then look scared when it is still alive!
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Then Seven sits on the bug. I don't know if it was intentional or unintentional, but Rilian is VERY concerned!
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If you couldn't understand what Rilian was saying, he was telling Seven that he was sitting on a bug and it was going to bite him. Then Seven jumped up, acting like the bug bit him, and Rilian realized it didn't bite him. If you're wondering what "paper thing" Seven was asking about, he got a bug catcher for his birthday that had a paper in it with pictures of different bugs. Seven likes to look at it and see what bugs he has seen from the paper. He was wanting to see if the bug on the floor was on his paper so he could know what kind of bug it was and check it off that he had seen that kind of bug.


Rilian was so curious about this bug! He called it an ant, but he is still learning what the different bugs are called. He just turned two years old a couple of months ago. Give the kid a break! At least he was able to identify it as a specific bug, even if it was the wrong type of bug.
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This bug kept his attention for a long time. He just watched and watched, occasionally trying to kill it. Notice how he got upset when Seven tried to run it over with the hula hoop? 


If you want to know what the bug really looked like, here is a close up.

I think Rilian was torn as to how he should feel about the bug. He really wanted to watch it, but at the same time, felt the need to kill it. I think he truly cared about the bug. I don't know that he understood why he was supposed to kill it, he had just seen others kill bugs, I bet that is what he thought he was supposed to do. When he wasn't able to kill it, he just watched it. 


My kids love Rollie Pollies. You know the bugs that curl up into a little ball when they get scared? They love to find them and collect them. One day while they were swimming at Granny's house, there happened to be Rollie Pollies on the cement near the pool. I don't know if my kids put them there or why they were there. Anyway, Rilian was very concerned about the Rollie Pollies that were in the water that had splashed out of the pool and onto the cement. He was so upset because he thought the water was going to hurt them. We had to tell him that they were ok and the water wasn't going to hurt them. It was quite humorous!

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