August 25, 2006

Conversaton at Bedtime

"Mama? How come there aren't dinosaurs?"

"There used to be. They lived a long, long, long time ago. But now they're gone."

"Where did they live?"

"Right here, right where we are. But we weren't here, no one was. There were just trees and plants and dinosaurs." (Forgive me the simplistic explanation, dinosaur experts.)

"No one was here?"

"Nope, people didn't exist then. There weren't houses or cars or grocery stores, things that people built weren't around."

Thoughtful silence.

"No cars? No stores?"

"Nope, just dinosaurs."

"No tshirts?"

"Um, nope. No tshirts for t-rex!" I snort at my joke. She raises an eyebrow.

"No music? No names? No talking about things???"

And yet again my three year old astounds me with her grasp of humanity.


Blogger Margaret said...

You have a little John Lennon on your hands.

Imagine there's no people.
It isn't hard to do.
No cars to drive in.
No stores to shop at, too.

OK, I'll stop.

August 25, 2006 10:19 PM  
Blogger Jenn (formerly gibby23roarof84) said...

No scales??? Except the green, slimy kind. And big thighs were probably quite adventageous back then, too. We are just living in the wrong era.

August 28, 2006 11:32 AM  

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