Oscar journal 7

Doctor Jimmy helped me a bit with figuring out the bug that Abby gave me. He didn’t have time to actually do any work, but he told me that if you die sect a thing you can learn about what made it die. When I looked at Abby’s bug under a microscope (bugs are really cool in a microscope! Like alien monsters!), I saw something that looked like mushrooms inside. The internet says mushrooms can make bugs do stuff, so I’m guessing that’s why it acted so funny. Abby said it came out of her sink, and it looks /kind/ of like a cockroach. Lots of bits of it looked like a cockroach, too, but the orange parts were strange, like a mushroom and not a bug. They bent funny, and didn’t cut the same as regular bug bits – I compared it with a stink bug. I couldn’t catch a roach without squishing it.

Anyway, Abby didn’t like it when I told her it would be hard to kill. It made her scrunch up her face like my Grammy does when I talk about bugs. Regular bug spray might not work because of the mushroom bits, and since you can’t mix chemicals, you can’t spray bug spray and mold spray on them.

Anyway, all that bug stuff made me tired. Bradley wasn’t around at home, so I’ll bring his lunch box and book back to school tomorrow – maybe the teacher will give it back to him. I got a lot of homework to do, but I looked up some of the answers online, so maybe it will be done faster.

Oscar journal 7

Hobb's End Dervish