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!"
Sounds like a stinky situation. :) I wouldn't be keen on keeping them either.ReplyDelete
Yeah. Those things were quickly released!Delete
Eek! I hope those stinkbugs don't make a mass move over here too.ReplyDelete
For your sake, I hope not, too! Although your son would probably love them. LOL!Delete
I hate bugs. Stinky or not. And to have them on the school bus would totally gross me out.ReplyDelete
I'm glad I wasn't the bus driver! I'd hate to have to sit in that stinky bus!Delete
haha--too bad their name precedes them--cute :)ReplyDelete
LOL! I guess they're called stink bugs for a reason!Delete
Oh my, lol, I've never seen nor smelled one.ReplyDelete
You're not missing anything! LOL!Delete
Blah, never knew stink bugs actually smelled, now I will avoid those suckers.ReplyDelete
If they're small, then I think I would prefer a stink bug to a palmetto bug, but I'd really prefer no bugs at all.ReplyDelete
I do not like palmetto bugs! When I lived in Florida, I'd find them crawling around in the sink at night. Yuck!Delete
Awful! I wouldn't want that near me as well. Prefer a bug free zone!ReplyDelete
I'm with you on that!Delete
Oh, no! I've heard of stink bugs, but thankfully have not smelled them. It sounds like you don't need to have a lot of them around to make a big stink!ReplyDelete
I hope you never have to smell them. They're awful!Delete
Ewww! I feel bad for the bus driver and those kids!ReplyDelete
yes..and they come inside the house when the weather gets cold!ReplyDelete
Hi Sherry - I'd heard of them .. but not any detail about them .. I hope we don't have them over here!ReplyDelete
Good luck - by the sound of it .. Hilary
:-) Can we keep them?--Love that question!ReplyDelete