Our whole household is obsessed with caterpillar-watching these days. Yes really. To repeat this long-ish story (for some of you) my awesome-homeschooling-mom friend KLT gave us some juicy caterpillars from a batch of dozens she found scrambling around a fallen dead tree near her home. Sooooo we’re caring for these, hoping The Very Hungry Caterpillars, will leap off the pages of Eric Carle into our home and metamorphose into GRAND NEW (Sprog coined the phrase when he was 3 – grand new certainly makes more sense than brand new I say!) flying creatures to be let loose in search of butterfly adventure ♥ They may however be moths. Whatever.
Three days into our guardianship and it really has NOT been easy. We lost 2 on the first day, received another 2 from KLT yesterday, and after some debate and much googling, have made a few changes to their surroundings and food. We’re praying all goes well.
The point is – it’s all trial, error and heaps of faith. Hoping for the miracle of chrysalis. That sheltered unseen stage of growth that’s needed before they’re ready to emerge … grown … transformed. You know, that state that us people go though on a pretty regular basis 🙂 Cocooning in chrysalis if we’re to keep learning and stretching ourselves. Before we spread our wings and set out on our next big life adventure. And if we’re really lucky there’s someone who watches out for us ♥