Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day From the Insect World!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there!

Today's post is a super-short one, since Mother's Day is the one day that I get to sit back, read a book, and watch everybody else do everything for me.


I made a funny!

Seriously, though... I hear that if you believe something with all your heart, you can make it happen.  I, therefore, am going to spend the day believing that my husband and daughter love cleaning the house, cooking, and folding laundry.

Cross your fingers for me!

Of course, I don't want to leave you with nothing, so here's an interesting tidbit for you from the insect world:

Unlike most bugs, the European earwig is a pretty fantastic mother.  

 Really, she is!

From the moment that she builds a nest and lays her eggs, she watches over her young.  If her clutch is disturbed, she'll scoop them up move them to a new location, keeping them safe from harm.  She actively protects them, and even chews their food and pukes it back up for them when they're first born.
Awww... How sweet is that?

Even in the insect world, there are mothers that go the extra mile for their children.

So have a great Mother's Day, for those of you out there that are mothers, and for the rest of you... 

Go clean the house and fold clothes for your mother, out of thankfulness that she didn't chew your food, then puke it back up for you.

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