Mama Diaries

Monday, January 14, 2013

Frozen Junebug

"Mama," my eight-year-old son said this morning.  "There's a frozen Junebug on our porch."

"Hmmm," I said.  "That's nice.  What's he doing there?"

"Well, he was crawling around inside, and I didn't want to share my food with him.  So I put him outside."

"I see.  You do realize it is 23 degrees outside?"

Bubba nodded.  "Yep."

"Bugs can't live outside when it's that cold. You killed him."

"Yeah, Mama.  I know.  When I put him outside, he took a few steps and turned around.  He took a few more steps and then he froze."

Poor bug.  He probably just wanted to get back into the nice warm house.  Next time my boy should share his food!


  1. Oh dear! His days were probably numbered, anyway . . . ;-)

  2. Poor wee bug. The bug froze fast, though!

  3. That's a science lesson. Bugs don't survive well in the cold. (They're not warm bloods) I think he's got the right idea. Bugs belong outside, is my credo.

    1. I think the bug was trying to cheat death by hanging out inside.

  4. Well you do make him wait for his supper, so I can see why he doesn't want to share haha

  5. A bug's life is...short. At least he didn't store the bug in a nice, warm place like your sock drawer. :0

  6. The things children do, poor bug.

    Thanks for the comment much appreciated,


  7. We have some weird form of stink bug here that hibernate. I find them in the windowsills in the winter and if you touch them, they start moving really slowly. Creepy!

  8. At first I thought that temperature was in Celsius which isn't cold at all.

    Would have been a pretty wimpy bug to freeze at near room temperature. :P

  9. I can't decide if being frozen to death is more or less merciful than being smashed to death, since I'd never take the time to actually bring a bug outside if I saw one... XD