Right before lunch today we had an animated discussion about bugs and their bites. It was enlightening, exhausting, eye opening – and frankly I’m itching just reliving it again.
I’m not sure HOW we ended up at man-eating bugs after reading a sweet story about travelling bunnies, but there you go.
Susie: “You KNOW, if you scratch your bug bites, they will only get WORSTER.”
Maya: “And, the bugs that bite are giant flies!”
Zack: “Yeah, but you can get bug spray for them in the bug aisle at the store.”
Joe (looking at Maya in surprise): “No, they are not flies they are called MOSKWEETOES.”
At that moment Max turned matter-of-factly to his neighbor Joe (the most amazing reading in our class) and said a professor-ish tone,
“No, Joe, it's moskeeto- I think the ‘w’ is silent.”