In the bathtub this evening, Sean was dunking his head under the water and proudly showing me how he could hold his breath, which I believe led to the following conversation. But with a four-year-old, you never really know.
“Mommy, I’m glad I’m not a hippo because then I’d have to eat grass.”
“Yes, that’s true, hippos are herbivores, they eat river grass and other vegetation. And what are lions?”
“That’s right, they eat meat. And humans are omnivores. We eat both meat and vegetables.”
“What about the crackers?”
“Well, um, yes, crackers. Those fit in… I think that… Crackers come into play…. Um… ”
“Crackers are universal,” I said with authority.
I don’t even know what that means.