Monday, July 21, 2008
Conversations with a Four-Year-Old: Bees
CHILD flutters one hand near MOTHER'S face.
CHILD : Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Bizzzzzzz. BUZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
MOTHER: Is that a bee?
MOTHER: Oh, my goodness. Is this a nice bee or a scary bee?
CHILD: It's a nice bee.
MOTHER: Oh, that's good. So I don't have to be scared? Does it give kisses instead of stinging people?
CHILD rolls eyes.
CHILD: No. It doesn't give kisses. It pollinates flowers.
CHILD: It just visited one flower, and now it's going to visit another flower. And now that flower will be pollinated. And then it grows other plants.