Saturday, when we were all out in in the country for the Thanksgiving holiday, was a beautiful day. After feasting, some of the family moved out to the front porch. The warm weather had brought the wasps out of hibernation and talk turned to my mom's blog post from a few weeks ago. She told about keeping wasps as a pet for a day when she was a little girl in grade school. Well, naturally, the grandkids thought this sounded fun. Wasps are slow moving and sluggish when they first wake up so it was pretty easy to catch one.
My dad was the 'stinger remover expert' then it was just a simple matter of holding onto the wasp long enough to slip the noose around him for a leash.
Once you got over the fear of holding an unarmed wasp in your hand or letting him crawl up your arm, it was alot of fun!
I'm thinking this might turn into a family tradition!
p.s. Andi and I had a tussle over the tethered wasp to take pictures for our blog--just thought you'd want to know that! :) And I beat her posting them, only cause I'm closer to my house! We're serious about this career!
Many stories herein are subject to the faulty, and sometimes creative, memory of the blog owner and should not be taken as factual, although the names and events are real! Kind of.