Hearty Mosquitos

Oliver and I were sitting in the car in the high school parking lot yesterday, waiting for his EA to arrive.

I noticed that there were still insect wipes stored in the dash, leftover from summer.

We won’t be needing those on a day like today,” I said. “Any mosquito that’s outside today would have to be a pretty special mosquito.”

An extremophile,” replied Oliver, as though it was the most natural thing in the world to say.

Extremophile was the Merriam-Webster Word of the Day on Monday; that’s a website that’s on the school agenda for Oliver every morning. Obviously it’s of some utility.