Monday, October 15, 2007

The Discovery of Flies

So yesterday I made vegetable tempura and I had the oil too hot so the house filled with smoke from the burning tempura. I opened some windows and doors and turned on the fan. While the windows were open I inadvertently let in a few flies. They have been driving everyone nuts today. . . . except for Michael.

I am pretty sure he had never seen a fly before today. . . We were in the kitchen and Michael was playing in the cupboards with the pots and pans. When suddenly he stopped what he was doing and got down to crawl. He was looking very intently at the oven. I looked over and saw a fly crawling across the oven door. Michael crawled towards it and it flew to another cupboard. Again Michael crawled towards it, and again it flew to another cupboard. This went on for a couple of minutes. Michael was very intrigued by this new little creature.

Later, he was in the living room playing with his toys and he looked up at the ceiling fan. He has a thing for ceiling fans but they usually need to be on and spinning for him to care. The fan was not on. There were two flies flying from one fan blade to another. Again Michael watched with amusement. Then Grandpa came home and the flies were forgotten.