The Hunt for Queen Ants

Mom wasn’t sure it was a good idea on a hot summer day. But the kids were already marching out the door on…

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

They packed a wagon full of bug-catching supplies, even convinced Mom they needed a few emergency snacks on…

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Mom patted her back pocket to make sure she had her smartphone before going on…

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Mom realized she had her (stupid)phone but had locked us out of our home just as we began…

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

“How will we get back in?” they asked. “Let’s just go,” I said.

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Queen Ants 2

They said they knew where to look. And Mom didn’t.

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Mom didn’t think we’d ever find any queen ants. But they did.

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

They wanted to dig in the dirt. And Mom just wanted to watch…

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Queen Ants 1

People passed by, probably thought it strange. Mom took photos, actually thought the memory was quite grand.

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

They didn’t really find any Queen Ants. But they said they did. Whatever the captured bug is, it’s ours now.

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

They were looking for a summer adventure. Mom was looking for something else.

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Now they want to start an ant farm. Mom just wants to get back in the house.

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Mom tries to break in. But thankfully, our criminal skills are poor.

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Mom calls for help and thinks of all the things she should have done before heading out the door on…

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

Summer’s far from over. And more memories are in store. After all, isn’t that what we’re really looking for?

The Hunt for Queen Ants.

 

Mommipop Mondays 3

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