I had allowed my 3 strongest venus flytraps to grow their flowers. They were within days of blooming. I was hoping to get seed from them.
We came home from church today, and I went outside to look at them, and all three inflorescences had been ripped off!
I found them in a little bouquet of weed flowers my daughters had collected from the yard, almost certainly the doing of the 3 year old; the 5 year old doesn't pick flowers as much.
I confronted the two of them and they both blamed the other, but there was hesitation in the 3 year old's voice, and the desperation in the 5 year old's voice told me she was telling the truth.
So I spanked the 3 year old. I had shown her the flowers, I had told her she wasn't to touch them, she acknowledged she understood she would be punished if she touched them. She did this to test the limits.
Now my wife is treating me like i just slaughtered bunnies.