Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"My Pretty Peacock"

“You are my Pretty Peacock”, my six-year old told me.
“That’s so sweet of you to say that”, I said, hugging him back. “But you know, a peacock is a boy, not a girl. I can’t be a peacock.”
“But peacocks are so pretty”, he insisted. “They have to be girls.”
“Yes, peacocks are pretty. But peacocks are boys. A girl peacock is called a peahen.”
“How do you know?”
“Because peacocks do not lay eggs, only peahens do.”
“Maybe peacocks hide somewhere and lay eggs?”

I had no answer to that. Sometimes, it is best to let things be.


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Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I just love the way your son thinks! And I love that 'photo, too - thank you for sharing. And it's interesting that your son thinks that peacocks have to be feminine because they are beautiful...

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles* What a sweetie. It is funny though, that among birds the males are OFTEN far more attractive.

Catherine Denton said...

Yes, sometimes it is. Haha. What a cutie.
Catherine Denton

SueAnn said...

Yup! He definitely one upped you!

Chuck said...

Clearly you chose the right course of action at the end of that exchange. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

That is such a priceless conversation! :)


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