Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ooooooh ... Ahhhhhhhhh ... !

As a child, one of my favorite summer pastimes was to go outside at dusk and catch as many lightning bugs as possible, put them in a jar and place them on my nightstand when I went to bed. What a magical feeling it was to watch the flickering lights all night. I always released them in the morning and then I'd gather new ones each night after dinner. When I saw this idea, I thought it was cool! Living in Florida, I do not get to experience lightning bugs anymore, so this might be a good substitute. (Personally, I would not allow children to do this activity, and if you have little ones in the house, maybe you can super glue the lids tight afterwards. Sorry, I taught Pre-K for 20 years and I still worry about child safety!) But, what a neat project to do before summer ends. And try to recapture those moments of light and love ... ENJOY!

2 comments:

  1. Very cool! Thanks for the inspiration, Jodi. It makes me want to host an end of summer party!

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    1. I thought it was pretty cool, too! Could picture them sitting on the railing of a deck at night!

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