Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Snakes, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Ok, there's no snails involved in this story, but it just seemed like an appropriate title.

Today on the way to gymnastics Ellie and I had the following conversation....

Ellie: Ariel has feet and legs.

Me: Yes, I know. But at the beginning of the movie, she has a tail.

Ellie: Right. And dogs have tails.

Me: Yes. What else has a tail?

Ellie: Monkeys.

Me: Yep, how about birds.

Ellie: No, that's crazy.

Me: What do birds have on their bodies?

Ellie: Wings!

Me: But what is all over them to keep them warm?

Ellie: .....(a few seconds delay).....Fedhers!!!!

Me: What do snakes and lizards have?

Ellie: I don't know.

Me: They have scales.

Ellie: Oh, scales, right.

Me: That's right. What to dogs have to keep them warm?

Ellie: ....(small delay)....Fur!

Me: (impressed- I figured she'd say hair) That's good. What do we have to keep us warm?

Ellie: Jackets!!!!

Words of wisdom from the carseat to you.

1 comment:

Lisa Lou Hoo said...

She sure is a smart little cookie!