We have an interesting phenomenon going on over here in Cincinnati. They're called stink bugs. These little critters are oddly shaped gray bugs that emit a putrid odor when disturbed. They seem to be popping up everywhere.
Apparently, they popped up on the bus. As the bus pulled up to drop off the kids, I noticed a bit of mayhem going on. Kids were up, out of their seats, yelling and carrying on. The bus driver looked like she was about to blow a gasket.
After the kids unloaded, I asked what was going on.
"Stink bugs," said my son. "They stunk up the whole bus!"
"Seriously?" I couldn't believe a tiny little bug could cause that much trouble.
"Yeah, Mama. I'm going to catch some so you can smell how stinky they are."
We went home, and my son found a jar. He also found some stink bugs. He put them inside and shut the lid. A little while later, he called me over to have a sniff.
Let me just say, it was pretty awful. Something like rotten eggs, and an overly-ripe outhouse. Yuck!
"Can we keep them?" asked my son.
"Absolutely not!" I said. "We are not having any pets that smell like that!"