Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Fragments ~ My kids are such animals

A few snapshots from the last few days...

Before Eagle was born, I started telling Bear the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, only I put in the names of our three boys for the three goat brothers... Tonight Bear asked for a story, so I started to tell him about the three brothers who were goats: The Wolf goat, the Bear goat, and...
Bear interjected, "I'm a cow."


Today we were in the car when the following conversation took place.
Bear: Mom, can you hear that noise?
Me: what noise?
Bear: the butterfly noise
Me: a butterfly noise?
Bear: yeah, the butterfly clicking noise.
Me: oh, no, I don't hear that.
Bear: I hear it. I think there's a butterfly back here.
Me: oh you do huh?
Bear: oh it's on me, it TICKLES!!!


Last night Wolf must have been nearly asleep when he came shuffling out to the living room. "Mom," he said "what family is the platypus in?"
These kinds of questions can keep one up at night you know. (It's a good thing mommy knew the answer!)
"It's a monotreme, which means it's a mammal that nurses its babies but it also lays eggs. There is only one other animal that's a monotreme and it's called the echidna."
"Wow, cool, ok..." and he shuffled back off to bed.

1 comment:

Mallory said...

Wow! I didn't know the name of the platypus family! I did know that there were only two mammals that laid eggs and nursed their young. But, I didn't know the name of the other animal, either! Way to go, smart mama!!

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