Suffering from sleep deprivation caused by another annoying bout of insomnia and anxiety, I needed to keep things low key here on The Avenue to preserve what tiny bit of sanity I still had left on a rainy morning.
I let the kids play on the floor with creepy crawly bugs, for THREE hours and I did nothing to stop them. I even joined them for a bit.
I'm not talking about your ordinary household variety, creepy, crawly bugs. Please, I may be crazy but I'm not neglectful.
The bugs we played with were HEXBUG Nano, tiny, collectible, 1-3/4" energetic micro robotic bugs that use the physics of vibration and robotic intelligence to skitter along and explore their environment on smooth surfaces.
Each HEXBUG Nano comes in a test tube and is assigned it's own unique serial number and point value system. Older kids or moms and dads can register their Nano at Hands and Stars and play games, learn about science, build their own virtual Nano, and see how other players are doing.