Friday, May 27, 2011

Where did the "Snug" Go?

"Children are voracious explorers. The outdoors is their classroom and nature their tool for learning." ~Mama Hen

Little Chick loves to explore! She does not mind getting dirty and picking up wiggly worms, caterpillars and other fun gifts in nature. Anyone that knows me personally knows that I am not a fan of worms. I love the outdoors, but for some reason little creepy crawlers have never been a favorite of mine. However, Little Chick's love for wiggly worms has made me jump out of my comfort zone so that I can help her find them and explore. We visited my mom's house several times this week to do some exporation. My mom's side of the family has a long line of fisherman and she is no stranger to worms. She and my daughter have a blast passing wiggly worms back and forth to one another. Yesterday we found about seven worms, one grub, a slug and many ants. When Little Chick was looking for the grub in the soil she said, "Where did the snug go?" Way too cute that she combined grub and slug to make a cute old "snug". And when she found a new worm she would bring it to the rest and say, "Guys there is a new friend here." I love my Little explorer!

See the grub?


  1. WHOOOOAAAA!!!!! That is way braver than me!!

    Grubs, slugs, ick!

    Just today I was outside walking and a huge bug attacked my head under my hat and tried to get under my sunglasses, not a pretty sight, screaming and yelping and making a fuss!

    You go, Little Chick!!

    Soft Hands, Warm Heart

  2. What a sweet story. I love her carpe diem spirit - just like her Mom. Sounds like you're all having fun together....and cudos for loving those worms. (I made friends with them years ago in my garden. Can't beat 'em so I joined them.)

    Have a lovely holiday week-end.

  3. She's so brave - I run from worms and slugs!!! Having 2 boys I think I'm in for trouble!!

    Have a great weekend!!

  4. our girls would play together so well!! we love worms, and frogs, toads and caterpillars over here -- just released our butterflies too ..... SUCH fun : ) great photos as well. have a super memorial weekend.

    fun treats from the tooth fairy too : )

  5. How adorable! And, that's so awesome of you to not project your fears onto her; you put your feelings aside and let her explore...So great!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, even though I've been a bad bloggy friend since my husband got home from deployment! Thank you! I'll make sure to stop by and read your uplifting stories more often! :-)

  6. How very cute!! Snug as a snug! (and doesn't snug sound so much better than slug!) Have a great Memorial Day weekend, you and Little Chick.

  7. That's a brave little girl! It's great she enjoy the outdoors! And isn't motherhood amazing? It often pushes us out of our comfort zone and in that process, we realised we are stronger, braver, more resourceful etc. than we think we are :)



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