It’s not an insect, it’s a PET!

Ethan caught a cricket the other night. His dad let him keep it, but told him he had to set it free in 3 days.
Well, that’s not going to happen. Ethan now thinks the cricket is his pet. He says he’s part of our family now. The kid walks around with the plastic container, talking to him.
“Jibbity (which is what he named him), I love you! Jibbity, we all love you.”
He takes him to school, to my moms house while I’m at work and sets him by his bed at night.
He told me he’s going to take Jibbity to the movies when my mom takes them this weekend. I told him Grandma’s not going to like that. His response?
“Mom, Grandma already told me Jibbity could come, that’s her GRANDCRICKET and she said she’s not leaving any of her grandkids behind.”
The kid is just like me in the sense that he gets attached to things easily. He loves with all of his heart and isn’t afraid to show it. Of course, he gets his heart broken easily the same way I do, (like when his bunny died) but I’m so glad I have a son that loves with all of his little heart.

14 thoughts on “It’s not an insect, it’s a PET!

  1. mabel

    if only all crickets could be so loved. you have a special son there. i’m laughing though because i just wrote about killing bugs and i come here to find you’ve just wrote about saving bugs. weird.

  2. Mac

    Don’t crickets have a pretty, um, short life span? Is there going to be much wailing and teeth gnashing when the inevitable plays out?
    Holy crap — you’re going to have to have a ceremony for the cricket!
    OK, that was just mean. Sorry.

  3. Texas T-Bone

    That is incredibly sweet. You have reason to be proud of your son.
    But I hope you’ve got an empty matchbox handy. Poor little crickets don’t last very long.

  4. dana michelle

    He sounds like such a good hearted little kid. But then again, I’m sure he gets that from his Momma :)
    Go Jibbety!

  5. melly

    If only he could put me into a container. Then, I would feel loved. And I’d request to see Kill Bill because that looks like a good movie.

  6. Nina

    The Chinese keep crickets and other singing insects (katydids) in special cages because they believe they bring good luck. The average lifespan of an adult cricket is four months. Fortunately (or not if you are as grossed out by them as I am good luck or no), there is an endless supply of them. My son is the same way and always has a menagerie of critters in glass and plastic containers.

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