Hello folks who wonder if society will ever be progressive enough to allow cockroaches or spiders as an emotional support animal on flights,

Good things come in small packages

This quote is commonly used by people to justify their decisions. Be it your partner persuading you to buy the shiny diamond engagement ring, the Catholic priests justifying the mistakes of their past or even you consoling yourself when you are the shortest person in the group.

Which is why I have a renewed appreciation for these tiny eggs I saw at a local park.
This is how tiny these were.

At this view, you might just move along since there is nothing interesting to see here which is why I had to take a closer look. When you look at them up-close, they resemble the shape of Matryoshka dolls or bowling pins.

Why stop here, let's go closer! The holes on the shell of the egg is what I believe allows oxygen exchange with the environment.

Just as the best part of Christmas is getting to see what is inside of a Christmas gift, the best part of these eggs is to see what is inside. So, I waited. And checked on it every day. Until.

At this point, it resembles me trying to fit into my old pants after sustaining on a diet of just mac & cheese. "C'mon just get out already, I don't have the whole day", I yell.
Bit by bit, leg by leg, it slowly makes its way out.

I also get to see it taking its first steps. I wipe the tears off my eyes. This is what it must feel to be a proud parent, I wondered.

This bug is a nymph of a Western Boxelder Bug. As it grows, it will get a darker red color.

Give mama a kiss, I ask this bug. Stop embarrassing me in front of my friends, Mom! it retorts in protest.

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