Friday, November 19, 2010

This is Not the Homeschool Science You Were Looking For

The boys and I had a mini cleaning-blitz this morning, getting ready to have company this weekend.  As I checked the back bathroom I noticed Tate's jar of dirt.

Weeks ago he announced that he'd found some eggs in the dirt outside and wanted to see if they would hatch.  Being a mom of boys, I save a few random jars for moments like this, and off he went.

The eggs look like this...


...sort of clear, round, and gelatinous.

The boys checked them daily at first, and then we all kind of gave up on them, and I banished the jar to the back bathroom.

Well, they've hatched.

Any guesses?

14 comments:

Q said...

YOU'RE SUCH A TEASE!!!

Dinosaurs?

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I'll give you a clue... it's a quintessential PNW creature.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Nothing good is going to come out of there. I'm going with stink bugs.

melanie said...

...which leaves me clueLESS ;-)

But I am thoroughly prepared to say Eeeeewwwww!

leah said...

I know what they are, but I totally cheated and went to the Google. I can't stand mysteries, lol! I have to say, we have plenty of them in the Great Lakes region, too!

Cathy M. said...

Snails?

Anonymous said...

SPIDERS!!!!

Ruby said...

Oh, I am not up on your wild life!
Alligators perhaps LOL!
You will let us know. They look interesting.

Ann said...

Cruelty! :-)

Anonymous said...

Julie - Was I right? Because I posted an answer but it isn't here :-)
Love, Tricia (anonymous)

Ritsumei said...

I'm stumped... but extremely curious! They don't look moist enough to be frog eggs, and I don't know any other clearish jellyish eggs.

I must say, though, as a Mom of little boys, you've got me a slightly nervous! An egg jar, hatching in the back bathroom... Is it something gross? Did they get OUT?? I think I might be a bit squeamish to be the mother of boys, lol!

Ritsumei said...

Hmmm... google is no help this time: they're giving me everything from fruit flies, to anphibian ID to how to make chicken stock. I give, what are they?

Karen said...

What was it? My friends found this and are wondering.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Slugs.

Ewwwww.