For those who have read some of my earlier posts, you may recollect that we had a not so happy experiment with a caterpillar. To make a long story short, it died and i had some explaining to do to my twins who were just about 2 yrs old then.
Anyway, day before yesterday, while we were sorting through the morning’s groceries we came upon a little green caterpillar that was comfortably nestled in the cauliflower leaves. Sid spotted it and yelled “look aai! another hungry caterpillar! The boys pounced upon the cauliflower as i said i silent prayer for the worm and its well being..the action ( the pouncing and maybe the prayer) resulted in the caterpillar being dislodged from the leaf and falling on the kitchen floor – still very alive and moving.
At the boys’ insistence we decided to put it into a jar like before. Since i did not have an empty glass jar handy, we put it into a temporary container with cauliflower leaves and some methi leaves (fenugreek). We spent a decent amount of time just watching the caterpillar.
Introduced the boys to the magnifying glass…this took some time since their natural reaction was to stick their eye almost into the glass smudging it and making it foggy with their breath.
Did some egg carton craft and made caterpillars (we had done this before so they knew what to do). I helped them with the pipe cleaners involved in the caterpillar legs.
Today is day 3. The caterpillar has been gently transferred into a glass jar. Let us wait and watch. I hope he makes it!