My son spotted a bird’s nest in our backyard yesterday morning and this is the birdie talk that transpired…I just had to share!!!
My son: Mommy?
Theta Mom: What sweetie?
My son: Do birdies have a mommy?
Theta Mom: Of course they do…
My son: Well, do they have a daddy, too? Like a family?
Theta Mom: Yes, and they take care of each other just like we do in our family.
My son: But…(looking confused) what if a birdie doesn’t know how to fly?
Theta Mom: Well, when they are little babies, their mommy and daddy teach them how to fly.
My son: But, what if they have trouble?
Theta Mom: They don’t really have trouble because it’s a natural instinct.
My son: What’s a “nutral istinc?”
Theta Mom: Mmmmm…..(Good one Heather…your son is only 3, how would he know what a natural instinct is?!) Well, you know how your baby sister is just starting to crawl?
My son: Yeah…
Theta Mom: Well…soon, she’ll learn how to walk by taking her first steps with her feet and legs. Birdies are a little different because they have wings and they use their wings to fly.
My son: Oh….(somewhat still confused) But Mommy?
Theta Mom: Yeah sweetie?
My son: I think that birdie needs to go to the doctor.
Theta Mom: Really, you do? Why do you think that?
My son: Because I think that birdie has a temperature.