Bee Hugger

As she was about to jump into our wading pool this afternoon, Julia discovered a bumblebee trying to climb up the slippery plastic walls. Without any real worry for herself, she scooped the little bug up with a plastic shovel and brought her over to me, asking, “What should we do with this poor bee?” I told her to gently put it down on the rocks around our patio, which she did. The bee wriggled for a few seconds, then crawled off the shovel and onto a warm rock, where she sunned herself for a while (extending one leg out perpendicularly from and then vertically above her thorax) before flying away. I’d say that, for a kindergartner, this was about a week’s worth of good deeds.
Wet Bee

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