I was made to put it into tupperware for the rest of the trip. Over the next few days he proceeded to build it a ‘nest’ with hay found on a hike, and decorate the tupperware with beloved Berenstain Bear stickers.
The butterfly rests peacefully each night next to the nightlight in their bedroom. He is calling it a pet which is cute, but also a little sad.
Theo has paid no attention whatsoever to Max’s butterfly. Instead, his nature commentary that week was of a different sort altogether.
We got to see a couple of bears while in Shenandoah National Park (calm down–we were in the car).
When Jeremy asked if he should get closer to get a better picture, I explained that where there is a cub, there is a mother bear hiding near by, so he had better keep his distance.
Theo: Why is the momma bear hiding?
Me: Because she is scared of humans.
Theo: Oh…so bears AND fairies are scared of humans?
Me: Yes, son.
I wish I had some nature anecdote about Wes, but we are just not there yet. Suffice it to say he sure is easy to carry on a hike.