05/23/10 - I ate a bug!
Yep, they were serving up sauteed meal worms and crickets at the Butterfly Bash at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham yesterday.
I really didn't see this experience coming. I was just as sure as Joey and Johnny that I was not going to eat a bug. But, after riding the train and giving it some thought, I figured I just shouldn't pass up on an opportunity like this one...ha ha gulp! So, with a little moral support from the staff and some help from Kristen with the camera I took the plunge and ate 2 cooked meal worms with chocolate syrup and powdered sugar. Now, I have to admit I didn't, um, chew but they did go down! After all, it is just protein, right?!?
Later Note: I just want to add that many, many other parents and kids were eating the bugs. One father assured me that the crickets were great in soy sauce. I passed on trying that. And, this was MUCH harder to do than holding the snake a few weeks ago at Noah's Landing.
I posted 2 daily photos today, and the flower is here:
Johnny's daily is here:
Full blog write-up on the day is here: