I have said it before but it bears repeating, BOYS ARE GROSS! So why do I have four of them? UGH! Don't get me wrong I really truly love each and every one of my boys but I really truly don't understand why they do the things they do.
The little boys follow the gardeners around all afternoon when they get home from school hoping he will turn up some sort of creepy animal for them to carry around the remainder of the afternoon. Here are just a few of the critter they have found thanks to Lyson.
Power's Rain Frog (He's kinda cute in a weird sort of way.)
Centipedes (UGGH!! YUCCKKK!!! WHY DO THE KIDS BRING THESE IN THE HOUSE????)
Giant Grubs (GAG!)
This is what I have to live with every day. This doesn't count the endless parade of assorted lizards and bugs the boys catch on a daily basis. Really if I was any sort of animal in this yard I would climb over the nearest wall and take my chances on the street. Better that than being caught by a grubby little boy.
Today something happened that upped the grossness level to a whole new high. We were at a welcome party for a new a family here in Lilongwe when one of the kids found a big beetle. Not the biggest beetle I have ever seen but still a big bug, about as big around as quarter, not including the legs. One of the men at the party dared Cody to eat it. Dakota being a teenage boy, which is to say he seems to have few functioning brain cells, promptly asked "How much will you pay me?" By now you can tell where this is going. eventually a price was reached and he ate the bug.
Why would anyone not starving to death voluntarily eat a bug? How did he know the bug wasn't poisonous? I don't know the last time I was that grossed out. Then to top it off he and David had to discuss how it tasted during dinner. I had to leave the table rather abruptly after he said it wasn't the taste that was the worst it was the crunching. He said that right as I bit into a nice crunchy somosa. Crunch Crunch! Uggh! Why do boys (big and little) do these things?