Weekend was grand. We found a sitter for MiniWarrior so my Man and I were able to hang out with friends at their annual Halloween Bash.
Good times. Good times.
MiniWarrior has a new Mantis (god help us). He's named her Jessica.
Jessica is very active.
She consumed the two grasshoppers left in the Habitat and was clawing at the Habitat door in an attempt for freedom and more food.
I fear we were on her list of edibles.
Friday, MiniWarrior and I tromped the fields of I-HOP to no avail. Nary a bug twas seen. I tried to warn MiniWarrior that bug season was over but he had to see for himself.
However, as we drove to the local swimming pool afterwards, for his Friday evening swim, his brown eyes were filled with disappointed crocodile tears and his lower lip was jutted out in a disappointed pout.
I took him Saturday to Petco and we bought Jessica-the-Mantis a baggie of crickets.
Lord. Help us.
As soon as I unloaded the baggie into the Habitat, Jessica snatched one up and started chomping. *shudder* Man that bug is quick! Creepy ass bug.
The best part of the weekend?
The remaining crickets started chirping and haven't stopped. I went upstairs to kiss MiniWarrior good night, after returning from Halloween Bash. and found him sound asleep underneath his pillow; the crickets chirping heartily in the Habitat beside his bed.
My Guy said, "Yeah. You ever see Silence of the Lambs? They weren't chirping, those were cricket screams. They just finished watching 4 of their friends get devoured by Jessica the Mantis!"
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