The boys were quiet- eerily quiet this afternoon in the backyard while I was cooking dinner. I kept peaking out at them to make sure they hadn't tied each other up, and they were all contentedly playing in the "clubhouse." I couldn't imagine what was keeping all three of them so occupied, but I wasn't about to interrupt.
Curiosity finally got the best of me though and I'm glad I went out to check it out. Here's the story.
"Mommy, we were eating our snacks in the clubhouse and we saw a ladybug climbing next to the slide." See below.
"So me and Micah decided to build a trap for the bug. We're using our snacks to make the bug climb into the trap. Mommy, what's that called?"
"What's what called?"
"You know, the stuff you use to get something to come into your trap."
"Yeah the bait."
"See it works like this." At which point Elijah proceeded to show me how the toy wooden ironing board leg he had propped up on the wall would swing back and forth to apparently catapult any offending bugs out of the clubhouse.
They were using Rice Krispies and bread crumbs for bait. Elijah had originally come inside to get a heal of bread to feed the birds and Rice Krispies to feed himself, but apparently both made better bug food except that....
Eating the bait of course!