I met a family on a trail last week, a mother, father and their 3-year-old son. I spotted the boy first, a charming dark-haired preschooler wearing a green t-shirt with a hairy spider on it.
The boy was holding what looked like a magnifying glass. As it turned out, it was actually an old part from a water filter. The toddler’s father shared that his son wouldn’t part with his makeshift spy glass, often taking it to bed with him.
This little boy was fascinated with bugs…all kinds.
I showed him several ladybugs I had just discovered clustered among the Queen Anne’s lace. He shook with excitement as he poised his magnifying glass above the little creatures.
The parents smiled at their very enthusiastic child who so loved insects. Maybe he’s a future entomologist, or biologist, or simply a lover of all things tiny in nature.
I’ve heard it said that it’s the little things in life that matter.
How true that is…
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