Ben: "Mommy, puppies don't eat bamboo."
Me: "Oh, really?"
Ben: "Pandas eat bamboo!"
Me: "That's right, Ben! When did you get to be such a smart boy?"
Ben: giggles "I just smart, Mommy! Do you know what a lion eats?"
Me: "Tell me, sweetie, What does a lion eat?"
Ben: "A lion eats grass."
Me: "Actually, a lion is a carnivore. That means he eats meat. Can you guys say, 'carnivore'?"
Ben and Grant: "Car-viv-nor!"
Me: "A carnivore is an animal that eats meat. Where do you think the lion gets his meat?"
Ben: "Some meat is in a tree, but some meat is in the forest. But some meat is on a dinosaur plate!"
Me: "Well, a lion eats his meat without cooking it first, and he doesn't have a plate. So he just eats other animals. Lions eat zebras."
Grant: "Wait! No, lions can't eat zebras, I want all the zebras for a pet! Tell the lions they not allowed to eat zebras!!"
Sure, buddy, I'll get right on that. :)