We were supposed to make a kite that was shaped like a bird, but not every little kid likes birds. So like every little kid crafting session it ended up being an exercise in ‘winging it.’
Sonya decides she’s going to make a cat. “A kite that’s a cat? Well, that’s certainly something different!”
“She’s a momma cat. Momma cats can fly.”
I don’t argue.
So she chooses pink for her flying momma cat. “All momma cats are pink. That’s how you know she’s a momma cat.”
“I thought you could tell because they fly.”
“And they also have purple stripes. And red eyes. And lipgloss.”
“I’m sure you know what you’re talking about.”
She then grabs the blue marker and starts punctuating her paper with blue dots.
“Well, what are those?”
“Momma cats have stars on them. Everyone knows that.”
I have learned the following about momma cats today:
- They have the ability to fly.
- They are pink with purple stripes.
- They wear lip gloss.
- They have red eyes.
- They contain a multitude of stars.
You know… I did not know these things, but Sonya is pretty smart. I mean, she’s five and she seems to know what she’s talking about. So I guess I’ve got no reason not to believe her.