The other day, Crappy Baby sat on me and put his arms around me. It was lovely.
And he replied:
He loves dung beetles. Says he wants to be a dung beetle for Halloween next year.
He learned about dung beetles (and many other bugs) from the movie Microcosmos. Highly recommend that movie for bug or nature loving kids and adults, the footage is amazing! (It is also available via Netflix streaming, by the way.) And here is the actual Dung Beetle Clip on YouTube so you can see what I’m talking about.
(Secretly hoping he sticks with this idea for Halloween. How cool would that be? I’ll build him a shiny black beetle shell for his back, he’ll wear black clothing and we’ll cover one of those round plastic pumpkin candy containers with brown paper-mache to make it look like his ball of poop. It would be perfect! Kids this age are fickle though. Who knows what he’ll want to be by then. I’ll probably have to be the dung beetle. Like always.)