So tonight the kids were playing out in the garden while I cleaned the kitchen. After a few minutes little S came running to the door, with something dripping from her hands.
‘Mummy, I’ve been picking up slugs, they are all squishy‘
This is not an unusual occurance, she has an odd fascination with bugs, worms and slugs generally. The stuff dripping from both her hands however, was new.
For some reason I panicked, thinking it was the remnants of the poor little slug she’d picked up not so gently. I carried her upstairs, instructed her not to touch me or anything else and put her straight in the bath.
Once she was surrounded by sweet smelling bubbles, Z came in and said ‘Daddy told us not to wash our hands in the water butt, S is naughty isn’t she?‘
Suddenly it dawned on me what had been dripping from her hands.
S said ‘but Mum, I wanted to put the slug back in the soil with his friends, and then had to wash my hands, he was slimy!‘
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Hilda Hazel Wright
Urghhh just reading about them makes me shudder! Yuk! 😉
I know, she is so brave!
Ewwwww. Slugs make me feel a bit bleugh! x
only S hey! bet she smelt lovely after having a dip in the water butt!
hmmmmmm, and its not scared her off slugs either!
Hahah! We love snails in this house-to play with and when in France, to eat! Yum x
A worm was not as lucky with my boy last year!
eeeek…we’ve had some close calls 🙂
Bleuuurrrrgh! So glad I wasn’t there! V squeamish
Chris at Thinly Spread
BB has a thing about woodlice, as did his sister who popped one into my hand many years ago – I thought it was a little black ball until it unravelled showing me all its horrible little legs! Bleurgh to slugs, nasty veg chomping devils! Thanks for linking again this week (I changed the link URL because it wasn’t working, hope that was ok! xxx)
Slugs, ughhhh. I remember my brother putting his foot in his shoe when we were camping and finding something a bit squishy in there!!!! hm, I think I may remind him : )
Ewwww. Good for her though – I love that she doesn’t shy away from slimy stuff (unlike me!).
Far braver than me! I hate slugs. Our beer slug trap has been working wonders in the garden, although they only seem to like one kind of beer!! :/
Perhaps she should drown them in the water butt? We are plagued by snails – I’m on a mission to exterminate them.
now theres a plan!