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What Really Happened To The Dinosaurs

What happens when you try to really explain to a precocious, dinosaur-obsessed three-year old about Moses and the Ten Commandments:

Emilia: Moses was this man and God gave him the Demandments on some rocks?


Me: Stone tablets, which are like rocks, only they look like paper, sort of.

Emilia: Paper rocks?

Me: Well…

Emilia: Did God send them in the mail?

Me: No, he sent them down from the sky.

Emilia: Where he lives.

Me: Basically.

Emilia: Did he throw them?

Me: Well, not really…

Emilia: How did he get them down?

Me: He, um, reached…

Emilia: Does he have really long arms?

Me: No…

Emilia: Did he drop them?

Me: Well…

Emilia: Was it like when the rock came out of the sky and killed the dinosaurs?

Me: Well, no…

Emilia: Maybe God killed the dinosaurs!

Me: Well…


Me: Well…

Emilia: Does Barney know about this?

Ten bucks says Barney doesn’t.

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posted October 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Oh my gosh–i’m laughing out LOUD! It’s those precious, confusing conversations that really make motherhood so much FUN.

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posted October 14, 2009 at 8:17 pm

I love conversations with 3-year-olds.
I told mine that they went extinct because they didn’t listen to their mommy. I *tried* using the scientific explanations but those didn’t work. They haven’t asked since. (They also still don’t listen to me.)

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posted November 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm

again, awesomeness.

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