Busy people: be counted!

D: Do you think that picture looks like a dinosaur?
Me: Yes.
D: Well it isn’t a dinosaur, it’s a Yoshi.
Me: What’s a Yoshi?
D: It looks like a dinosaur, but it has boots on. And you know how animals don’t have hands?
Me: Some don’t – yes.
D: Well it has hands as well. And it eats apples. Do dinosaurs eat apples?
Me: They don’t live any more, but when they did, some ate other animals and some ate trees, so if there were any trees like apple trees, then yes – some dinosaurs would have eaten the apples.
D: Did people ever SEE dinosaurs?
Me: Yes, for a little while, before the dinosaurs died – but people had to run away very quickly if they saw one!
D: What would happen if they didn’t?
Me: They’d get eaten up.
D: What about the old people who teached the children, who can’t run very fast? And the babies?
Me: Unless someone else helps them, they’d probably get eaten up.
D: Maybe a superhero helped them. Maybe a Pterodactyl got a person and a superhero came along and saved him and the superhero was able to fly higher than the Pterodactyl … Are superheroes real?
Me: Sort of, yes. They come in different disguises.
D: How do you know?
Me: Well Buzz Lightyear came to your birthday party last year.
D: But he’s a toy, not a superhero. When i went to Leo’s party though, I saw the Avengers – they came there. They were all there except the flying fairy. Why wasn’t she there?
Me: Maybe she was busy – maybe she was off saving someone.
D: Or maybe she’s like Pluto and sometimes is there, and sometimes isn’t there.
Me: You mean like when the book said that sometimes Pluto isn’t counted in the solar system?
D: Yes, maybe she was busy and didn’t get counted. Sometimes you don’t get counted if you’re busy.

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