When I read the verse from Proverbs I chuckled to myself. Because 11yrs or so back we introduced our oldest to the Venus fly trap. We had found this little plant for sale at the local grocery store and bought him one. He was young and intrigued by the plants ability to eat bugs. Now Riley is a nature boy through and through, days were spent feeding and nurturing this little plant. Catching bugs and setting fruit out to rot so flies would gather as food was a necessity. Oh what fun and joy it brought to his life. For a long while after that every time we would go to the store we had to check to see if they had any Venus fly traps in. We could seldom find them. Once we thought of special ordering one, sounds crazy I know.
A few days ago my husband and I ran down to grab some bread and milk. Do you actually think that is all we would come home with? Well maybe if Jason had gone alone. We were headed down the produce isle towards the bread and there caught my eye a rather large display of Venus fly traps. As I showed them to Jason I said, "We need to get one of these for Milo." Milo is 7 about the same age as Riley was when we bought him one. We reminisced about Riley's excitement and how much fun he had. Milo was going to love this. We both were struck with the thought, "We had better get one for Riley too," because it was inevitable Riley, now 18, would want Milo's' plant. So we headed home with two. I was excited.
We also brought the snakes to share. However interestingly enough Jason cares for them now. Yet Riley caught lots of water snakes for Milo this summer.
"Q " our first snake. Oops Riley's!