If you've been following along here, you know that my genkan turns into a zoo come summer, and also that my oldest will pick up virtually *any* bug, amphibian, reptile, or crustacean and let it crawl all over him.
However, this past summer was so hot, all the fish died (papa performed burial rites). The Kabutomushi have all gone to that great jelly-cup in the sky, and my genkan is clean. Shoes put away, counter wiped and *visible*, and no bug boxes. If it weren't midnight, I'd take a picture and post it.
You know where I'm going with this. Exactly--I looked out the window today to see him awkwardly trying to carry two bug boxes home from school. His teacher must have lent him the boxes, I think, since he certainly didn't take any with him to school in the morning. Teachers in Japan do that sort of thing.
Since bugs freak Aun' Bef' out, here's a nice big photo of what he brought home:
I know that photo overruns the sidebar, but it's for a good cause:)) Be sure to click on that, so's to see our Kamakiri (preying mantis) in all her glory. I think she's mugging for the camera, don't you? I'd post the video I took of it crawling all over his arm, but you probably don't want to see closeups of my husband's underwear...
The other box had a lone male cricket--no spouse yet, which means he won't sing for us. Tomorrow's homework for Koshi: go catch some female crickets! If I have to have crickets in the house, they can at least be singing.
Mata asobou, ne!