We went to see a show by Bruce The Bug Guy at a local rec center today and Jackson had a fantastic time. His interest in insects in skyrocketing this summer and I wouldn't be surprised if it became his Aspie obsession.
Amelia also had a great time at the show. She happily and willingly touched all of the same insects that her brother did (though she's not in as many photos as him because she spent a lot more time running around the gym during the program). I am proud that neither of my kids are squeamish! Their mama did work in a natural history museum for 10 years, after all. It would be sad if they couldn't even handle a hissing cockroach. :)
|Amelia giving it a go too!|
|Moving on to the hissing cockroach|
|Amelia checks out the cockroaches|
|Examining the scorpion in its cage|
|He REALLY wanted to take it out...|
|Rosie the Tarantula|
|Getting ready to eat a Cheddar-flavored mealworm...|
The best part of the day? During the show, I received a phone call saying that Jackson was moved off of a waiting list for a bug summer camp at a nature center and he has a spot in the camp. He.Was.Ecstatic.