Have you ever looked up close at a moth? One morning this huge moth (it was about 6 inches long) was chilling out by the slider door handle. I left the outside porch on that previous evening and it must have been attracted to the light. Let me tell you, when S saw this thing, he screamed so loud that I came barreling into the kitchen to see what was up.
I took this as a perfect opportunity to learn about moths. A teachable moment? I am so there. So off we went to the computer and we did some fact finding. P and S loved it. Then we returned to the window and looked at the moth again. S and P were pointing out interesting things about the moth. Totally different vibe then when they first saw it.
I love teachable moments.