Monday, September 20, 2010

Nightmare on MY street.

It's that time again.
Wonderful fall.
The air is crisp.
The leaves are changing color.
Boots, sweaters, and skinny jeans
are popping up everywhere we look,
and Halloween is just around the corner.
It's really my favorite time of year.

{Dun, dun, dun!}

The mantises are taking over!
Kort's FAVORITE thing about fall,
and the thing I dread the most.

Ew. Ew. EW!

So, we have a new pet.
Meet Manty.
Kort is praying that he is a she so we can have Mantis babies.
I am praying that she is a he so we don't have to have ANYTHING to do with thousands of little Mantis babies. Quadruple ew.

Kort put a grasshopper (whom, during one of his totally amazing "Creative streaks" he decided to name "Hopper") into the bug habitat with Manty...

and then Manty ate Hopper's head (much to Kort's cringe-y/disgusted/appalled delight.







Just SO said...

I love preying mantises. I don't necessarily like to watch them eat hoppers though.

Michelle said...


Ashley said...

That is disturbing.

Don't you just LOVE the totally creative names that little boys come up with? Demy caught a gopher snake last week and Denali wanted to name it "Gopher". I told him he should come up with a COOLER name for a snake and so he said, "How about Snakey?" lol

Demy went to the pet store and bought a "pinky" (a newborn mouse) and fed it to the snake. I couldn't even watch. As soon as I heard the poor little baby mouse squealing I had to go inside and close the door. So cruel!

Gotta love little boys! :)

"Miss Kris" said...

Why couldn't he go for a kitten or sup'm... ;)

Amie said...

I shouldn't have read this post just before bedtime. ;)