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One of the truly charming things that the toddler does is to shout out when he is really enthusiastic about something.  Like, “I heard it!  Bird, mommy, I heard it bird!” Or, “ant! I see it ant, mommy!”  (He is fascinated by ants.  Maybe because they’re down at his level, easy to see by just […]


And half kai velociraptor.  Oh.  But then which part of you is my boy? (pause)  The middle. (pause)  What do you mean? You know, right down the middle! Oh, of course.


Mom:  You need to take a bath. Son:  Oh, mom! Mom:  Really.  It’s been three days.  And we’re getting you a haircut today. Son:  But mom!  Let me tell you something. Mom:  Hmm. Son:  Did you know that roadrunner crocodiles can go without water for ten days? Mom:  Hmm. Son:  Yeah.  Did you know that […]


Son:  Mom, right now I am a roadrunner crocodile. Mom:  Oh, a bottlenose roadrunner crocodile? Son:  Yes.  (Opens mouth, makes strange huffing noise while scrunching nose.)  Let me tell you something. Mom:  Okay? Son:  Did you know that roadrunner crocodiles have poison? Mom:  No, I did not. Son:  Yes, they are venomous. Mom:  Oh.  Is […]


(Said while standing on the couch, perched at the edge, pajamas unzipped and covering only the arms, so that the body and legs flap behind like a cape.) Mom:  Yes, you told me that.  (Mom pauses, decides she can’t resist encouraging this.) And you are part roadrunner crocodile, aren’t you? Son:  Yes! (leaps the foot […]


That is why I am nocturnal. Roadrunner crocodiles’ name means they are king of reptiles and amphibians.  They are on top of the food chain. They eat komodo dragons with yellow tongues and also blue tongue skinks.  But they do not eat human beings.  They are not on top of the human food chain, but […]


Son:  This is a bottlenose roadrunner crocodile. Mom:  Oh? Son:  Yes.  They come out at night.  They live in savanna.  They eat lions and elephants.  They could kill a whole herd of elephants in one minute. Mom:  Wow. Son.  They also live in the jungle.  In the jungle their foods are lemurs and bongos.  And […]


Oh? Yes. It’s funny that their name is crocodile then. (pause) It’s the roadrunner part. Well, a roadrunner is a bird, and a crocodile is a reptile, so which part exactly is the mammal part? Their fur.  (meaningful stare) They have fur? Yes.  To keep them warm. Oh, I remember, they are warm-blooded, too. Yes. […]


They are very fierce. They are faster than a bull or a bullet. They are faster than lizards or deer when they are running for prey. They are stronger than a wolverine. Nothing can kill them, because they are poisonous. Their poison is in their cubis, like roadrunner crocodiles. They store it in their nose. […]


Mom:  Tell me again about how the bottlenose roadrunner crocodile does sleepflying. Older son:  Oh.  Let me tell you something. Did you know how you can tell the roadrunner croc is sleeping? Mom:  No, I didn’t.  Is that when it does the sleepflying, when it’s asleep? Older son:  Well, how you can tell it is […]