the pet bug
Exhibit A: the pet moth. As in, "Mommy, I LOVE him and he LOVES me and I want him to sleep with me in my bed and I'm going to take him home to Arizona."
She wanted to write a letter home to her friend Micah about the pet moth, so we did. Micah also has a nurturing tendency toward bugs...for instance, the 4-inch-long beetle he found next to his pool (that freaked me the heck out).
Mr. Moth is still with us, despite a scare when we lost him and B was convinced he'd been eaten by coyotes.
I figure this is a healthy balance to the princess obsession, no?