I did it. I did it! It WORKED!!
It’s been weeks but I never forgot, not for one second. I was just giving it lots of time. I made MOSQUITOES! Daddy's big, giant coffee-table book was right!
I filled up Daddy’s cement mixer barrel back here, back behind the garage. I filled it up with the hose.
My first-ever EXPERIMENT.
I just left it all alone back here. I didn't even have to CHECK on it. The water was just sitting here. Nobody comes back here but me.
Look at 'em. They’re HERE. Wriggly-wiggle things like worms in the water. Like worms that're mad. Look at how they swim. They twitch back and forth all over, all over in the water. I did it. I made mosquitos. I PROVED it!
Look at THOSE ones. They don’t move. They just have a shell, but they still have a tail. But BANG if I do this on the side, BANG if I do it again--they still move when I do that. Those are pupas. They are older. Not the larvaes. They are younger. Larvaes wiggle way, way more. Pupas are almost grown-ups. After that, I know, they come out of the water and fly. The kids ones are the larvaes.
I got here just in time. Most of them are larvaes still. They all hold their breath underwater, but they gotta come up to breathe air through their buppies, that’s when they gotta come up sometimes. They stick their buppy tube into the air when they get all the way up on the surface. Then they just float. That's the pokey thing that’s their breathing tube. It’s like my snorkel when I go swimming at Grampa’s.
Can’t believe I did it. I made mosquitos. They came from out of nowhere. Just by leaving it filled up.
I watch and watch them forever because I made this. I bend down and pick up little, tiny rocks. They squiggle away from my rocks when I drop them. There’s A GAZILLION of them now!
Run inside and tell Mommy. She will see. She'll see what a smart thing I did.
But Mommy says if am I crazy, what do I think I am doing, I can't do that. She says wait for Daddy to get home, he can dump it out.
No. Mommy. Here’s what it is. There’s amazingness of life that’s important.
Mommy just says they bite.
Mosquitoes bite. I already know. That’s not what I was seeing. I was seeing if they would come and they did. There’s amazingness of life. Amazingness of life.
I thought Mommy would like it. She says Daddy will dump it, don't worry.
Grownups don’t even care and that’s all. That’s how come I’m sad right now. They don’t even care about life in nature. They never like good stuff that's fun.