HannahC: "Daddy, I want to leave a carrot for each of the reindeer this year, not just for Rudolph."
Me, CherkyB: "OK."
HannahC: "I think all the reindeer want a snack. It's not fair that only Rudolph gets one."
Me, CherkyB: "Well, they take turns eating the carrots."
HannahC: "I don't think Santa has time to keep track of whose turn it is and make sure none of the reindeer take someone else's turn."
Me, CherkyB: "Mmmm..."
HannahC: "Daddy? I think Rudolph may just be a myth."
Me, CherkyB: "Really? Why is that?"
HannahC: "Well, it just doesn't make any sense. How can his nose glow? He doesn't have a lightbulb or anything. It's just made out of regular nose."
Me, CherkyB: "Well kiddo, the reindeer fly, too. And they're just made out of regular reindeer. You see, it's magic. And one of the problems with magic is that once you alter something with magic, like making reindeer so that they can fly, after a while you get what's called 'mutations.' And these can be very strange. You'll learn about mutations in science when you get more advanced."
HannahC: "Oh. I think it might still be a myth, though."
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Any Day Now
A conversation from last night.