Sam came over to play with Naso today. They are cousins. I love having Sam over. He is witty and quite the conversationalist. He reminds me a lot of my brother. On the way home, they had quite the exchange . . . I hope I captured it all. It was a treat to be there in person.
Naso: That was a big rattlesnake at your house. Do you know they can bite?
Sam: Yes. It was a poisonous snake for sure.
Me: Hmmm, I think it was a garden snake. They are harmless.
Sam: Oh yes, I think you are right.
Naso: I saw it shooting a rat. Did you see it shooting a rat?
Sam: Snakes can’t shoot rats.
Naso: Oh yes they can. I saw it shooting a rat with it’s vampire teeth.
Me: I think Naso means he was biting a rat.
Sam: Snakes don’t have vampire teeth.
Naso: It was shooting a rat.
Me: Snakes have fangs that look like vampire teeth and Naso, I think you mean “biting” a rat.
Naso: I have vampire teeth.
Sam: I have regular teeth.
Naso: I saw snakes shooting a rat on Wild Kratts.
Sam: Hey! I like that show. Vampires are scary.
Naso: Very scary. Hey! Let’s talk about skeletons.
Sam: What do you mean, Skeletons? Oh yeah! Let’s talk about skeletons.
Naso: Some snakes turn into skeletons. Actually they could eat Gabi and then she would be a skeleton.
Sam: Let’s talk about skeletons. Did you know they are zombies?
Naso: Aaaaah! Zombies are really scary. Scarier than the rattlesnake in your yard.
Sam: I’ve shot an animal before.
Naso: Oh no! We don’t shoot animals.
Sam: It was a big one.
Me: What kind of animal was it?
Sam: It was a cougar . . . . . uh yes . . . definitely a cougar.
Me (looking in the rearview mirror): Really, Sam?
Sam: Well, I wish it was a cougar but it was really some cans.
Naso: I wish I could shoot cans. Not animals.
Sam: Did you know rattle snakes make a sound before they attack?
Naso: Yes, and then they shoot rats.