We've had a lot of fireflies out lately. My children have had a great time catching and releasing them in our backyard. My 9 year old caught a firefly that had an injured wing. She put it into a bug house that she had recently built. The two of us looked up what fireflies eat because she wanted to care for it. I explained that it wouldn't live long. My 5 year old mentioned that I would need to fix the injured wing, so it could recover and be "let go." She was heartbroken to learn that I'm not able to repair insect wings. In a disgruntled voice she said, "Mom, I thought you could fix things!"
It's unbelievable that I have reached my advanced years without this important skill.