Even naturalists like to make a fashion statement.
On Tuesday I watched Cole while his mommy chaperoned Kaiya’s field trip to a nature center. When I stopped by at 8:15 a.m. to pick up the boy, Kaiya answered the door, looking cute as a bug wearing shorts, a baseball cap, and bright pink flowered rain boots. “Wow, why the boots?” I asked her.
“We are going to be up to our ankle in water, Nana,” she said. “And there will be (gulp) BUGS in the water.” Oh no.
Well, I told her that sounded kind of yucky, and asked her if she was a bit nervous about walking in water where there are insects.
“Not really,” she assured me. “I’m hoping the only bugs in the water will be ladybugs.”
I didn’t have the heart to tell her that was an improbability.
But these photos tell me that whether or not she was the bravest among the naturalists, she was certainly the fanciest. You might notice that no one else is wearing pink boots to explore the wild….
Have a great weekend.