Ok, yesterday my boys, 16 & 4, decided to dig up about 12 earthworms, put them in a plastic container, and make them the 4 year old's pets. I stress the number about 12 because they really aren't sure, could have been a few more or less. Anyway, in the rigors of the day I lost track of where my dear Tom Sawyer had taken his new-found pets.
Fast forward to this morning -- I am lying in bed still asleep when my little boy arrives at my side. Tom Sawyer (4), "Oh, Mom, careful don't rollover on Wormy 1!" Me, "WHAT?!", sitting up really fast. This is a great way to wake up Mom quick! Lo and behold, there was a worm on my pillow. My little boy's sweet face looking up at me said, "Mom, you can have Wormy 1 so that you have a pet too, but you have to be careful when you sleep with him not to squish him." Where did I get this boy from?!?!?!? As I was about to respond, screams from my daughter (3), who shares a room with ds shattered the morning silence. To make a long story short, he had been up for awhile and had already been playing with Wormies 2-12ish, and they were loose in their shared bedroom!!!! We (or should I say my husband and son) have found most of his little friends and returned them to their own world. Hopefully, there were less worms than the boys thought and all is well that ends well. My dd would like her own room, however. Can't wait to see what the rascals come up with next.