Margot's class is learning about dinosaurs this month. She's amassed an impressive vocabulary of dino-types (mine is limited to T-Rex and Brontosaurus, which I think doesn't even exist anymore, kind of like Pluto is no longer a planet.)
Here is our conversation during our ride home this evening, after I picked her up from school:
Min: "Mommy, do you know how the dinosaurs died?"
Me: "Well, I don't think anyone really knows. How do you think they died?"
Min: "I have my theories." [She honestly said that. I stifled a guffaw. She has theories?]
Me: "Oh yes? What are they?"
Min: "Well, maybe a big meteor hit the earth and covered all the food with dust and the dinosaurs couldn't find anything to eat. Or maybe it got really cold and the dinosaurs' food died so they died too."
Me: "Those are good theories. And do you know what a meteor is?"
Min: "Of course. It's a carnivore."
[Get it? She thought a meteor was a 'meat eater!']
I just about died myself but kept my laughter inside (she's so sensitive to laughter these days).