Bonding Over Evil, Man-eating Plants

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Molly and I found one of Loren’s Christmas presents, “Fly Trap Fiends.” It lets you grow your own Venus Fly Traps!

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Ta daa! Molly and I were going to have some “sister bonding time.” When we saw this, Molly declared that it would be the perfect project for us to do together.

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We spread out all the supplies on a table.

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And that’s when I saw it. A snake!

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“Eek!! It’s a snake!” I shrieked.

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“Calm down, Savannah! It’s not real,” Molly said.

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She picked the toy up. “But it would be so cool if it were real.”

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Cool?! Eww, Molly!”

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Molly laughed and started reading the directions.

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“Woah! Look at this, Ana,” Molly said. She pointed at a picture of some Venus Fly Traps.

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I made gagging noises. “Those are so gross.”

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Molly looked up from reading the directions. “Let’s get started! Can you put the dirt in the terrarium base?” she asked.

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I pulled the giant clump of dehydrated dirt out of its bag by the tips of my fingers.

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I put the dirt in the base. “Now what, Molly? Molly?”

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I looked up and saw that Molly wasn’t there! “Molly!” I shouted.

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She came back just then with a grin on her face. “I went to get the watering-can,” she explained.

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Molly poured the water over the dehydrated dirt to make it hydrated dirt.

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When all the water was in the base, we stood there and waited for the dirt to get soft.

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I started poking it with a spoon to try to speed things up.

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Finally the dirt was ready, and we took turns smoothing the surface with the spoon.

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Then we sprinkled blue stones on it for decoration.

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Molly put the snake in next. (She had wanted me to do it, but, you know, snakes aren’t exactly my favorite animal.)

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Then she put the seeds in. They were so tiny!

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“I think it’s done,” Molly told me.

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“No, it’s not!” I said with a laugh.

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“You need to water it.”

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“Oh, right!” Molly exclaimed. “I forgot.”

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Once the seeds were watered, I wiped up the dirt and Molly put the lid on.

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Now it’s done,” Molly said, nodding as we stepped back to survey our handiwork.

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I put my arm around my sister. “I can’t believe I’m saying this . . . but that was pretty fun. But I was kind of hoping that those man-eating plants would bite my fingers off.”

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Molly gaped at me. “Really?”

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“Yeah, of course! Wouldn’t it be fun to say, ‘My fingers were eaten by a Venus Fly Trap’?” I continued sarcastically.

Really?”

“No.”

“But you just said . . .”

“Ugh . . .”

THE END =)

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