Thursday, October 14, 2010

Conversation with Lily...

We've been spending a lot of time at the zoo this month since the kids are taking a homeschool class there. The class runs about two hours which gives me time to visit my favorite non-human primates- gorillas.

I watch the gorillas for the entire time I am there. I am like Jane Goodall, Diane Fossey, and Donna Reed all rolled into one.

I watch the gorillas. They watch me. We study each other.

After their class I brought the girls over to watch the gorillas too.

"Look at them!" I marveled. "They look so human!"

The girls were enraptured, Lily particularly so.

"I want to be a gorilla and live in the zoo!" she announced.

As one of the gorillas lifted a tush cheek Rebecca asked, "Does that gorilla have gas?"

The answer, I am sad to say, was that no, the gorilla did not have gas.

That gorilla, had poop, which he then proceeded to eat.

We researched this strange behavior. It turns out that gorillas get extra vitamins from eating their poop.

"Still want to be a gorilla?" Rebecca asked Lily.

"Yes!" Lily shouted.

"But, you'd have to eat your own poop!" Rebecca exclaimed.

"Well, if I were a gorilla I would need the extra vitamins and I would like eating my own poop." Lily answered.

And people say that homeschool kids are weird.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is Sophie suffering from a vitamin deficiency?