Nature study six-year-old boy style:
Upon hearing about Jack’s latest hole, a friend asked me if there was a reason for the hole he was digging. What? He needs a reason? Better not tell him that. The only thing he needs is permission from the gardener (check), permission from the shovel owner (check) and raw ambition (big time check).
Praying Mantis are just about the coolest things my kids catch. I witnessed the capture out the window as I was washing dishes, and then watched (and heard) him sprint across the lawn and up the back stairs to show me his find. Of course he drew a picture:
He asked me if he could make a nature notebook entry before releasing the little lady (fellow? – please don’t tell me how I can find out). And then he decided to add some lightning. Just because. Very nature-y.