Monday, January 07, 2008

It's a...

MOTH!


Yes, I checked on little Slimey today after probably more than a week and found this.
He's not alive anymore. I'm having a really hard time with this. I am a horrible caterpillar keeper. I can't believe he came out of his cocoon and we didn't know about it. I just feel so sad. Like it was just a waste of time.

When I showed the boys Simon said, "So when is it going to turn into a butterfly?" I had to explain it to him that this caterpillar was made to be a moth, not a butterfly. So sweet though. :) I didn't have the heart to tell him that the moth was actually dead. Maybe tomorrow - or IF he asks about it another day.

So the Slimey Stats are over........and I'm really sad about it. I'd be a lot less sad if we were able to let him go in the gorgeous January weather. Oh well!

4 comments:

Kim Eller said...

Melanie---they got to Indy to get the sweatshirt and it was the one without a hood. Kit Kat claims I never asked her about a hood. She is now on my list of people to hunt down and torture when I am old and have nothing to lose. I am so sorry about Slimey. I have made a rule that I refuse to take on anything else that has to be kept alive- human or otherwise. With your busy life that might be the best avenue to take. Rest in peace, Slimey....

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm slimey.......

Megan said...

AWWW sorry about that....don't feel bad, I can't even keep a plant alive!!

Mommy said...

OK Mellie...enough 'bout Slimey. I want to open your blog and see something new!! I'm only teasing, honey. I know how busy you are. Love you