Thursday, January 20, 2011

Conversations in the Car

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. :)

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