Surly Pink Grasshoppers don’t exist
Most people have experienced the magic of catching grasshoppers while growing up.
I remember there was green ones and black and white ones and then there was
the Pink one….
Did you know that there are Pink Grasshoppers in the UK?
I had totally forgotten, until I went hunting for them with my then 4 year old daughter.
We managed to find a green one and a grey one and a tan colored one, and then a distant memory popped into my head about catching the elusive Pink Grasshopper. I immediately thought that I was just making it up. surely….
Then as we were about to go home I saw one, and my daughter got really excited about it.
After a bit of frantic running arround, we managed to catch it. I managed to find an old plastic bottle that somebody had thrown away (rubbish can be handy sometimes). Put some grass in it and took it home. I have to admit, I was probably more excited than my child.
Taking the Pink Grasshopper to school
My daughter took it into pre-school the next day. This caused quite a bit of excitment from most of the children. Except for one boy who said “it’s only a grasshopper”.
That may be true, but its a pink one!