Monday, April 09, 2007

Will somebody translate this out of kid for me?

My little Leo -- who will turn four next month -- went on a school field-trip to a farm the other day.

me: Did you see animals at the farm?
Leo: Yes.
me: Did you see a doggy?
Leo: Yes.
me: Did you see a kitty?
Leo: No.
me: Okay, no kitty. What other animals did you see?
Leo: I saw a dinosaur.
me: Really? A dinosaur? Did you see chickens?
Leo: Yes. I saw chickens and a dinosaur.
me: mmmmmmmmkay....


Anonymous said...

I don't know if you ever got to go to the Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago, but they have two or three dinosaur statues there. Along with all the other animals. Maybe that's what he saw?

Rebecca said...

Just believe him. I have learned a lot from Stephen King, and one of the things I've learned is the value of just believing people when they tell you that you are going to be eaten by toads. Just believe him.

Anonymous said...


Catherine said...

Haha Rebecca! Now I know to keep my 4-year-old away from farms.

I was thinking maybe a lizard or an ostrich or some really strange looking tractor.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Aerin!!!

They've seen something like that -- they saw a stegosaurus statue in Paris and there's a triceratops statue in Grenoble that they've climbed on, and they loved it!!! I'm not sure that's what Leo saw this time though. We tried to get him to tell us what kind of dinosaur he saw, but he wouldn't explain any further...

LOL Rebecca!!! I'll keep that in mind... ;-)

Thanks Kullervo!!!

Hey Catherine!!!

That's possible. He wouldn't give us any details, so it could have been anything...

JoeB said...

Leo is a precocious evolutionary biologist! One branch of dinosaurs did not go extinct; the theropod dinosaurs became today's birds. In a very real sense, birds are dinosaurs.
It should be great fun to de-brief Leo after his excursions.

C. L. Hanson said...

Hey Joseph O!!!

That's a good point. So I've got a budding evolutionary biologist and a budding mathematician. ;-)