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Monday, June 17, 2013

Spit bugs

Do you see the frothy "spit" in the midde of my lavender plant?
Lilly has developed a new habit over the past few weeks...spitting.  So today I introduced her to spit bugs in the garden.  We walked around the plants and I showed her the little blobs of white "spit" that spit bugs leave on leaves and stems.  She was both horrified and fascinated that bugs spit.   I told her that only nasty bugs spit...not little girls or boys.  She said she didn't want to be like a bug so she didn't want to spit anymore.  I don't know if it's a permanent fix but for now she equates spitting with bugs.

Oh, just a comment...I looked up spit bugs on google and read that the spit has an acrid taste.  Who in the world would taste the spit of a spit bug?!!!  Yuck!


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