Letting butterflies go after being abducted by aliens
I don’t know where the week has gone since my last post… Perhaps I was abducted by aliens or something and I hardly have memory of any of it to boot! Does this happen to you too? Seriously!
My week has been insanely busy on all fronts… Work, play, family and home. We’ve had contractors come in and give us quotes for various jobs we want and need to do around our home and it all takes an enormous amount of patience and planning. I don’t know how people who work 40 plus hours every week manage and get anything done. My hat goes off to you! How do you do it?
It took me two days to go through Mila & Levi’s clothes earlier this week. I purged the small-clothes and replaced them with clothes that will hopefully fit for the next six months. My babies are growing and fast! Closet, draw and storage space in New York is a highly prized commodity and in this city, one can never have enough. I feel like I’m always purging something whether it be toys, clothes or magazines and happy to do so. We only have one stroller left! Yeah to that!
The highlight of our day today was letting our butterflies go. Three weeks ago we received caterpillars in two small jars (five in each to be exact). We… I had caterpillars in our bedroom!!! Every time I walked past and saw them wriggling around, I got goose-bumps and squirmed! I couldn’t believe it… what we do for our kids, right? Our bedroom was cool, quiet and dark enough for them to grow and develop into the pupa (chrysalis) phase before emerging as butterflies in the butterfly habitat we bought (now placed on our deck in the courtyard).
Mila was all over it. You see, she loves and adores all animals and isn’t afraid to get her hands and nails dirty digging for insects and worms or holding bugs. Mila was beside herself that we bought this butterfly kit for her. Today, we let go of seven of our eight butterflies. One of them didn’t want to fly off and remained happily in Mila’s hand and currently is in the habitat we bought. Perhaps tomorrow our sweet little friend will be ready to fly into the world with its siblings… High into the bluest of skies.