the fossil record

I was reading in the nice cozy chair in Alice’s room while she entertained herself. Suddenly, she started bringing out toy after toy (after toy) and piling them up on top of me.

Hobby horse…  Super Grover…  Pillow pets…  Toy brain…  (Yes, The Kidling has a toy brain. So what.)

And then, the nonstop chatter began:

Alice: Scientists discovered these things a long, long time ago.

The Mama:How long?

Alice: About twenty-nine four years ago. It was a long time ago we found those fossils, so we need to be very careful. If they break, we can tape them.

(begins piling on more toys)

We discovered these a long, long time ago, too.

(brings out a monkey)

Those were found in China at the same age dinosaurs lived.

Sometimes I wonder if her brain and mouth are on autopilot. Seriously. The Kidling can chatter on and on with no end in sight. Some of you dear readers would say she comes by it naturally. Perhaps. But to the rest of you (who have not met The Mama), I wholeheartedly deny it.

About The Mamahttp://kidlingville.comProfessional talker, editor, emailer, problem solver, adjunct lecturer, blogger, and mother to the brilliantly absurd Kidling.

4 thoughts on “the fossil record

  1. Twenty-nine four years ago! Wow, that is a long time.

    I can relate with kids’ brains and mouths being on autopilot. With mine, if I can get them to stop talking for a minute, it’s been a successful day.

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