Describing words
March 22, 2013

describingwordsD: Mum, do you like rats?

Me: Well they’re not my FAVOURITE animal, but they’re OK.

D: Do you like cats or do you like dogs?

Me: I like both, but I probably prefer dogs because they can understand us more.

D: I prefer cats. What do cats do when we tell them something?

Me: Generally ignore it. Unless it’s about food.

D: Oh – yes, if it’s food they come RUNNING in…. Well, John has a rat and it BIT his finger!

Me: Ah – rats are not so nice when they bite.

D: That’s what I thought. And I’ve got a cough that’s as nasty as rats that bite!

Bridge over troubled water
August 4, 2012

D: Mum, if bridges’ legs are under the water – what happens if a shark comes along and bites it?
Me: I don’t think sharks like to eat bridges – they’re not very tasty.
D: But what happens if they BITE it and then spit it out?

Awesome machinery: the human body
August 1, 2012

D: My eyebrow is all scratchy and it hurts.
Me: Looks like you’ve got a midge bite – the wet weather’s brought lots of midges out.
D: What’s a midge bite?
Me: A midge is a type of fly that buzzes and bites – it lands on you and its bite is like a tiny injection – it sucks blood out of you, and makes you all itchy.
D: What does it DO with the blood?
Me: Nothing, it’s just a blood-sucker – it just flies around with your blood in it.
D: What will happen if ALL the flies come along and suck out ALL of my blood?
Me: That won’t happen – you’re way bigger than them and your body will know some blood has been taken and make some more.
D: HOW does it make more blood?
Me: It’s just clever like that…
D: Is there a machine that makes blood inside my body?
Me: Your body is a machine.
D: But that would make us robots… Am I a robot?

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