Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Parable of the Lost Mexican Jumping Beans

 About a year ago, I bought some Mexican jumping beans. I loved them! They were my little buddies. I named them Boot, Scoot, Boogie, Fabio, and I can't remember the last one's name....(sorry, little buddy). I carried them around in my purse pretty much everywhere and whenever I had a dull moment, I would pull them out and watch them hop around. They were amazing little creatures - lol! Well, I am ashamed to say that I lost them after a couple of months. I had brought them to the U.S. to show my friends and figured I'd left them there. packing for the trip we are taking in a few hours, I found them!!! I was ecstatic! I pulled them out and much, much, much to my surprise, chagrin, amazement, and delight I found this:

I lined them up with the bean, the little door-opening that had fallen out of each bean, and the bug inside. Only one did not hatch.
They had hatched! 

Each had a hole in it where the bug inside escaped. 

Finally meeting my little friends - postmortem - haha. 

Neatest little things! 

Up close and personal

And back they went into their original home - the red felt baggie. Don't know what I'm going to do with them now...



Jennifer Connell said...

Lol, Bethany! You're too funny. My dad used to get us Mexican jumping beans when we were kids and I LOVED them and thought they were so cool! Haven't seen any in years!

Mary Frances said...

Ewwwww NO ONE everrrr told me that they have BUGS in them!!! That's sooooooo GROSS!!! P.S. Update from PCC!!!!

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