Emily is making a bug collection for Biology. We have often stopped everything we are doing to capture a bug without squishing it.
Last week, we were heading into the Red Cross building to check on a babysitting course. As we were about to open the door, Emily spotted a wasp flitting around.
"I need the keys so I can go get a container out of the car!" she screeched,
I handed her the keys and Katie and I waited for her to run back to the van where her tennis ball container was available for bug holding duties. I was not thrilled about deliberately taking a live wasp in the car but felt like it should be okay as long as no one accidentally knocked the lid off and released an angry wasp in the van.
But as it turned out, I had other things to worry about.
Emily came slowly trudging back from the parking lot with her head hanging low.
"I just locked the keys in the van."
Kerry had to come rescue us and the Red Cross had closed early so we had to sit outside and be eaten by mosquitos until he got there to open the van for us.
But at least she got the wasp.