LOTS OF BUGS
written by Debbie Williamson
“It is very hot today!” exclaimed the Desert Kid.
“Yes,” said the Desert Kid’s mother. “But at least there are no bugs outside.”
“True,” said the Desert Kid.
A few hours later, the Desert Kid came in from being outside. He was swatting himself all over.
“Bugs!” exclaimed the Desert Kid.
“When did it start raining?” asked the Desert Kid’s mother, who knew that bugs meant rain.
“It started about two hours ago,” said the Desert Kid.
“That is odd,” said the Desert Kid’s mother. “It never rains here.”
“Well,” said the Desert Kid. “Obviously it rains sometimes. The bugs sure did come fast though. It is like they were just waiting to soak up the rain.”
The Desert Kid lives in the only desert region located in Canada, the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. In this region of Canada it is very hot and very dry there.
The Desert Kid was in a grumpy mood over the next three days. It continued raining throughout those days. The Desert Kid loves to spend time outdoors when it is hot but he does not like the rain and he especially does not like the bugs that come with the rain. He finds bugs annoying.
On the fourth day, the Desert Kid woke up early and he saw the sun shining bright through his window. He was in a good mood for the rest of that day because he also knew that the bugs would be gone.