Sunday, September 07, 2008


Today is international rock-flipping day. So the boys and I set off to the woods. Soon we had an enthusiastic band of kids following along flipping rocks. It was difficult to get them to remember to put the rocks back exactly as they were, but I think they got the message. It's been raining a lot here lately, so mostly we found earthworms. And one big termite nest. But a good time was had by all...

8 Comments:

At 5:54 AM, Anonymous Deborah Godin said...

This made me remember that song we used to sing as kids, about "...I'm gonna eat some worms." Rock flipping is such a good be-a-kid-again activity.

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger PJ said...

Hi, Jen,
I'm glad you found something. I don't know if it was the time of day or the location but I was very surprised not to find at least ddole bus or earth worms. I guess that's part of the adventure.

 
At 8:01 AM, Blogger Larry said...

Hi, Jen. Nice box turtle photos, and I enjoyed your account of shepherding kids through the woods and flipping rocks.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

 
At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Susan T. said...

Termites! My 8 year old would have loved seeing them. You have some great pics here at your blog.

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Dave Coulter said...

Nice work. It sounds like you-all had a blast!

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger pohanginapete said...

When rock flipping's the activity, most kids seem pretty enthusiastic. Thanks for taking the time to introduce them to some other lives in your neck of the woods. Good to hear you got the message across about replacing the rocks, too. Cheers Jen.

 
At 6:30 PM, Anonymous julie said...

Termites and earthworms! My kids are envious. One mom-to-mom question--did you kids try to touch the critters they found? Mine never did, which surprises me. I loved picking up pill bugs as a child and playing with them. While I agree that kids need to learn to put back flipped rocks gently and not abscond with wild turtles, but maybe we're (or at least I'm) teaching them to be so careful that they're afraid to explore.

I'm glad to know about your blog!

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger Laughing Orca Ranch said...

How cool is that!
I had no idea.

How do you find out about these special sorts of 'holidays'?

~Lisa

 

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