My little, big guy started VPK last Monday. He loves it and loves his two teachers. From Monday-Thursday he walked right in with no problems. Thursday evening I explained that he had one more day of school then he would be with us for two days before going back. His response was, "I don't like that. I want to be at school." However, Friday came around and the reality of having to go 5 days of the week started sinking in. He didn't want me to leave, asked if I would stay. His teacher had to take him. Today, well, today he was ready to go.... until we got to his room. I had to peel him off of me. I tried talking, tried getting away really fast, but he was right behind me! Needless to say the teacher had to get him, again. I'm hoping this stops soon! I look in the little window after leaving to check on him and he's absolutely fine once I'm gone, but it just breaks my heart!
Last night my four year old went on what he believes to be his first "date". We'll call her "R", her parents are friends of ours and she's four years older than our little man, GG. GG had been in "love" with her since he met her - I'm talking, "Mom do my hair before "R" gets here so I can look like a cool guy." Yeah, he has it bad! He was very excited that we were picking her up to go to a movie with us. Then the panic sat in... he wanted to give her a flower, but didn't have a flower to give her. Mommie to the rescue! I made a small bouquet for him. Nothing fancy, but it was good enough!
We went to see Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation which didn't disappoint. It was very cute and the kids enjoyed it.
Last week a neighbor gave us a hermit crab aquarium all set up for some hermies as their affectionately called. Since GG has asthma and horrible allergies we thought, why not.? At first he saw it and wanted a lizard, but when I told it what it was set up for he was very ready to get a hermit crab. My husband and I did some research and added some other things to the habitat.
On Saturday we brought home three hermies and I have been a WRECK ever since. There is more in taking card of a hermit crab than any other animal/reptile/amphibian I have ever owned! I'm so invested in these little guys that I won't go to sleep until I've seen all three walking around at night. It takes them a while to get use to their new habitat so they're digging and staying under all day.
If I would have done even more research I would have gotten GG a fish. I never realized what these little guys go through and I didn't know that they aren't breed in captivity. I was going to write an entire post here, but my god-daughter (who lives with us as of a few weeks ago) wrote an essay on hermies. I'm going to share that instead!
Do you believe that hermit crabs should be kept as pets
Do I believe hermit crabs should be kept as pets? No, I do not. The reasons why I believe this way are as follows. Hermit crabs are wild animals that should be left in their natural habitat. They have very specific needs that most people don’t know anything about. They are also very social and misunderstood.
Hermit crabs are wild animals that should be left in their natural habitat. I believe this for several different reasons. The first reason is that their life span is much larger when they are in their natural environment. In nature the lifespan of a hermit crab is thirty to forty years, however as pets it’s rare that they live more than a few years.
Secondly, hermit crabs can not breed in captivity. There have been rare cases, but the eggs can not hatch unless they are placed in the ocean.
Hermit crabs have very specific needs. For one the temperature needs to be between seventy five and eighty degrees. The humidity also need to be kept between seventy and eighty five percent. This is because hermit crabs are from tropical environments like the Caribbean. They also breathe with special gills, they pull their air from moisture in the air that we breathe, this is why the humidity must be so high. Many people don’t understand this and their hermit crabs slowly suffocate and die.
Hermit crabs are very social. This is usually misunderstood because of their names. When people hear “hermit” they think of a person that does not want to be around anyone. The hermit crab however needs to be around other hermits. It got its name because when it’s scared it hides in its shell for protection. It’s name causes many people to think that it can be alone. People see their name and assume that it is okay to be by themselves. When this happens a hermit crab will become very depressed and eventually die.
In conclusion, I do not believe that hermit crabs should be kept as pets. Hermit crabs are wild animals that should be left in their natural habitat. They have very specific needs that most people don’t know anything about. They are also very social and misunderstood. When left in their natural environment they live very fulfilled lives, sometimes as long as forty years. When left alone they do not have the added stress that humans bring.
It's another rainy, gloomy day today. How many of you have little ones running around right now with loads of pent up energy? Let's take a look at some fun indoor rainy day activities that can help us get some of that energy out -- aside from having them run laps around the house that is!
Hello! I’m Hilarie!
I am a wife, mother, an assistant, and now a blogger! I am so exciting to relaunch Jacksonville Housewives in the city.
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