Last week I had the pleasure of accompanying Jack on a preschool field trip to Fountain Rock Nature Center. They saw a presentation called "Going Buggy," all about different sorts of bugs. The kids were hilariously obsessed with stinkbugs, and learned that in some areas, people actually cook and eat stink bugs. The cooking apparently gets rid of the smell. Jack actually took in a lot of information from the presentation and has been sharing it with Alexander over the past few days. Most interesting to him were the ways in which different bugs protect themselves.
After the presentation, the kids had time to explore the nature center and take a walk to look for bugs and signs of bugs. It was a nice time, especially to have something special for Jack and me to do together before the baby is born.