The lovely, pristine, dainty little Missy of mine, pictured below among the princesses is a well balanced young lady. She's got the girlie down, but don't be fooled, her mama wore army boots, and she's got a bit of that too.
She loves dogs, cats, birds, snakes, spiders, alligators, lizards and your general array of bugs. I think she digs the reptiles more than the birds.
Anywho - so we went to the zoo and they had a show on bugs. SHE LOVED IT! Large hissing cockroaches being a favorite. And then the kind zoo man brought out a giant beetle's larvae that you can eat. That people really do eat, and offered them to the crowd. (Nice kiddy show, eh?)
Dad, who was sitting with her up front, placed one in her hand and told her to "Go show mommy"
The larva never made it. She was chewing it when she got to me!
This from the girl that when we were encouraging her to TRYYYY the caramel dip on the apple slice made out like we wanted her to pull and give us all her teeth!