The joys of summer evenings are being discovered by G this year. One of those joys being catching lightening bugs. She really hasn't attempted to venture outside much by herself and I have been as reluctant to allow it. This year though as long as Clementine is out, G is okay with being out there. So as soon as we came home tonight she took off outside. I took her net to her so she could catch bugs. She begged for a jar but I was thinking mason jar of which I have none. I found her empty seaweed jar then and put foil with (too large) holes in it. Two of the bugs escaped in the house later ::shudder:: only to be recaptured and have the foil top replaced with one with much smaller holes.
I remember chasing these at my grandmother's home when we would get to her house on a Friday evening. I don't remember mosquitos being as bad though as they are now. Maybe it was the naivete of childhood or selective memories, I don't know but mosquitos are another reason for my reluctance on being outside. Yes I do spray, her but she still manages a few bites that are painful and annoying.Here are the bugs when I first brought them in. She named them David, Michael and Jack.