We love to watch Planet Earth on the Discovery Channel on Sunday nights. It is quickly becoming a cooler-than-cool tradition. This past Sunday the show focused on deserts, and how certain living things are able to thrive there. Snakes, toads, camels, etc.
In some deserts there are locusts that live underground until there is the slightest hint of moisture, at which point they come out of their subterranean condominiums and eat everything in sight. At a band of up to 40 miles wide they thicken the sky until it is almost dark and eat every leaf, blade of desert grass, stalk.
The "moisture" came to my house this morning when my husband ran off to the local grocery store to pick up some cereal, milk, and lunch makings. Soon the whirring began as the boys ascended the stairs from their bedrooms and started ripping open boxes of rice chex, coconut granola bars, and whatever else was available.
I just ducked out of the way and plugged my ears.