So I did what any rational mother offering science lessons in her kitchen in 2015 would do. I tweeted @InsertLore, the company that sold them to us. I sent them a photo and a question about how long it should take.
And so now we wait a couple days and transfer the chrysalides carefully and gently into a butterfly habitat. Then we will begin the real wait, as we count the days to when the butterflies will emerge.
I’m excited and nervous and hopeful. Our sons are fascinated, but not nearly as curious about this whole endeavor as I am.