Mama Diaries

Friday, November 2, 2012

Chickens are Reptiles

Chickens are reptiles.  I bet you didn't know that, did you?  My eight-year-old son made that announcement as he poked at the chicken on his dinner plate.

"Bubba," I said, "chickens are not reptiles.  They're birds."

"No, Mama.  See - they have scales!"

I looked at the chicken on his plate.  "Dude, those are just ripples in its skin."

He insisted that they were scales.  "And do you know what else, Mama?"

"What else?" I asked.

"Fish are reptiles, too."

"No, they're not."  I said.  "Fish are fish."

"But they have scales, Mama!"

"And I suppose you're going to tell me that humans are reptiles, too," I said.

"Well, yeah.  I've seen humans with scale skin."

 I just shook my head.  I think that boy is more mixed up than a feather in a whirlwind!    

14 comments:

  1. haha well it would be easier to remember if all were reptiles

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  2. I learn something new every time I visit you!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. LOL! Such a wealth of information here!

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  3. well you have to admit, it can be a little confusing--what a darling character he is!

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    1. Sure. Chickens are descended from dinosaurs, aren't they? LOL!

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  5. I love your little ones comments they make me smile everytime I visit you. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  6. It'll be interesting when he learns about evolution. :)

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    1. I can't wait to hear the things he comes up with when he learns about that!

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  7. Pianos are reptiles because they have scales!
    ... yeah...

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