Little butterfly

Little butterfly

Today we headed to the butterfly house at the Natural History Museum, as promised. I soon found a little friend.

Little butterfly

But Hannah and Lucy were less than excited. Little did I know, Hannah is scared of insects. And I did know that Lucy is very aware of all noises. Including the misters that spray water periodically into the air. My hair was not happy either.

Little butterfly

In fact, this was the first time Lucy has ever requested to go home.

Little butterfly

We did manage to spot lots of actual fluttering butterflies, which were similar to the fake ones decorating her bedroom. Plus we discussed a children’s lit favorite, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as we examined the rows of hanging chrysalis. But in the end we left not too long after we arrived. No creatures were harmed as the result of our visit. I was a tad concerned that wouldn’t be the case.

Little butterfly

Lucy eventually realized it was more fun being lapped by an older boy through the anteater tunnel in the next exhibit, the Orkin Insect Zoo. One boy’s race is another girl’s peek-a-boo.

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2 Comments

  1. sarah d.

    Last year, we went to our natural science museum’s butterfly room for the first time and Jed wigged out. He has been back since and gotten over it, mostly, but he was freaking out every time one came anywhere near him on our first trip!

  2. Jennifer

    Sounds like Lucy and Hannah will be great friends. I must say Lucy’s mistrust of the very quick and mysterious butterflies is understandable!

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