This afternoon Ruby and Emma were chasing butterflies, when Emma got freaked out by an ant. Then this happened:
EMMA: Aaaah! An ant! An ant!
RUBY: (Inspects the ant, stands up and proudly says) I am a friend to all insects.
EMMA: I’m not a bug’s friend.
RUBY: Unless I don’t know them, then I have to ask the owner if I can pet them.
EMMA: I don’t want to pet a bug!
RUBY: Emma, ugggh, you only pet bugs that we know.
EMMA: Oh, I don’t like bugs.
Of course I couldn’t take a picture, so as evidence of Emma’s feelings regarding insects, I’ll provide exhibit A, a photo taken about a month ago.
She is fascinated by the bugs, but carries a weapon, just in case.