Thursday, July 10, 2008

Atlee, Optimist


The night before we left for Maine, Atlee was out catching fireflies. Rich found a big mason jar for her to use. She was very excited to go to sleep watching them light up. The next morning, I had a host of things to do before we left and honestly, forgot all about the fireflies. I forgot all about them until we got home and Atlee went running inside, "I'm going to check on my friends, the fireflies!!" "Ummm, Atlee, I don't think they're still going to be alive." She went running to her room to look and came back to report, "Mommy, you were wrong! They're fine... they're just sleeping- on their backs."

6 comments:

speedymac77 said...

Smart girl!!! See mom, they're just sleeping - you don't know that fireflies sleep on their backs?

They always have something to teach you!

Whirled said...

I just spent last weekend cleaning the porch and dumping out a dozen or so jars of "sleeping" pill bugs. At least they have decency to, literally, curl up and die. It's harder to explain away the crispy worms.

michael in dc said...

Ohh, SO tired! (said with a singing lilt, like a Disney character)

THE MOM WITH BROWNIES said...

Aww, little sleepy fireflies. tee hee..

I think you were the sweety who asked to use the computer picture on my blog. Go right ahead. I didn't make it and I'm sure it will be taken by other without a nice request. :o)

Have a great day! :o)
Shelly M.
The Mom With Brownies and
Serious Blogger

Tracey said...

Ah, yes. SLEEPING. Lovely. Let's put them outside, then.

Sue said...

I was going to say 'you have to write that stuff down" - Duh.

- Just got back from vaca and of all the comments , yours made me actually LOL "man, summer's all re-runs".