Cyranny posted an “after 8” picture…….and it was of a tree covered in Caterpillar larvae…….and i thought “oh I have to show that to Sam”………..
So I did………….
Me: “Sam, want to see a really cool picture a friend of mine posted on her blog?”
Sam: “yea! What’s a blog?”
Me: “well, a blog is sort of like a book or a diary and it is on the internet to share with friends”
Sam: “and it has pictures?”
Me: “yep. Some are really cool..like the one my buddy Cyranny posted”.
Me: “Cyranny……..that’s what she calls herself. Her name is really Catherine”
Sam” Doesn’t she LIKE her name? My teacher has a gril that is named Catherine. We call her cat. She has cool bandaids..they gots Donald Duck ons them”
Me: “Sam, the point is I want to show you her picture. Okay?”
Sam: BUT Gramma Suze! Catherine is a good name! She shouldn’t say hers name is Cyrbunsty. She should not make up names that sound funny.”
Me: “Focus Sam. The picture. LOOK at it. It’s right there!”
Sam: “but Gramma Suze! Cyrbunsyd is a BAD name for a gril! She should be Captain Danger instead! Make her Captain Danger..she’ll like it cause Catherine likes it and she had donald duck bandaids!”
Me: (giving up) okay, fine Sam. I’ll tell her to call herself Captain Danger instead..Now, do you want to see this picture?”
Sam:” what are THOSE things???????????” (said with absolute revulsion and total interest). “Those are real gross! Can we get some?”
Me: “those are caterpillars, Sam”
Sam: (looking at me as if I just lied to him) “no they aren’t!”
Me: “yes, I am afraid they are, Sam”
Sam: (now patting my cheek) “it’s okay, Gramma Suze. You can think they are calerpitters if you wants to…Captain Danger knows what they are…and she will smoosh them before they turn into real dinosaurs”