Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Momma, how much is a plane ticket to South America?

This was the question posed to me by Malachi on Monday. He has been catching insects like crazy lately. Turns out all the entomology tools he received on his birthday are coming in handy. So, anyway, we are having a conversation about all the moths and butterflies that are indigenous to South America. He told me that he didn't want to buy the ones from a homeschool catalog that someone else had caught. He wanted to catch his own. Moments later, I am doing some cleaning and in walks Malachi with his question..."Momma, how much is a plane ticket to South America?" He also wants to know "If an entomologist spends all his time looking for bugs in other countries, how does he make money to buy food?" Malachi spends most of his waking hours right now catching bugs and looking at insect reference books. He is teaching me :)

1 comment:

  1. hey malachi; can i tag along??? i can grit my teeth and grin when you catch a big ugly one with teeth as big as yours. you make me want to run outside and see if we have any different bugs here in the grand country side of Hickory city sidewalks and streetlights. surely we have bugs that wouldn't dream of living in the jungle of South America. well off i go to bug hunt; as long as its not JUNE bugs kinda makes me cringe to pin one of those. love you kiddo.