Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Tuesday is for Triops

Do you remember the band They Might be Giants?   (Particle Man, Istanbul (Not Constantinople), Birdhouse in Your Soul...)  I was a kid when I first heard of them, and now my children are fans too.  They got hooked (and myself re-hooked) with Science is Real.  Love it!  Love It All!!!  I could go on and on about how amazing the whole album is (I am not getting paid to gush here, folks!)  Please, take a listen to just one of these gems...


Then we borrowed Here Come the 123s from the library.  Hooked again!  We loved watching the videos too.  This one really caught our attention...  Triops Has Three Eyes

And this lead to finding out about Triops - and what do you know?  Triops is real (I suspected They Might Be Giants would be speaking the truth).  We sang about Triops for days.  Then came the question from my six year old - "Can we have a Triops for a pet?"  I didn't know, but after a quick internet search, lo and behold, you CAN have a Triops for a pet!

I see you seeing me...

It was ordered.  Then we waited, and waited, and waited. "Is Triops here?"  "When will it get here?"  "Is it here yet?" "No, I just ordered it this morning!"

Well, here it is!

And so we wait again for the hatching...  Updates will follow!


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