I was practicing my preschoolers’ lesson and my husband sat down at the table. I pretended he was my audience. The subject matter was on the little things. I decided to teach about bugs, spiders, and insects. As part of the lesson, I told the story about the Ant and the Grasshopper. It went something like this: One summer day, a grasshopper chirped and hopped about. An ant pulled and struggled with an ear of corn and passed by the grasshopper.
“Stop and chat a while,” said the grasshopper.
“I can’t. I’m busy storing food for the winter,” said the ant.
“But we have plenty of food right now.”
The ant continued in his work.
Along came winter and the grasshopper found himself without food, while the ant had plenty.
I was going to tell the moral of the story when my husband interjected:
“Then Raid came and wiped them out.”
It caught me off guard and I laughed. I thought I’d pass it on.