Cass and his father were discussing nature this morning.
C: And then when it's winter, the mosquitoes hibernate!
B: Is that right, Jess?
Me: Um, I think? The larvae do.
B: (To Cass) You are so smart!
C: Yeah, mosquitoes have been around since the dinosaurs. (B is beaming at his boy by now, the waves of pride radiating off him. His brilliant kid!!) They used to bite the dinosaurs and suck their blood.
B: (Glow dimming) Oh...uh....okay. I guess.
C: And then when the dinosaurs would die, the blood in them would explode! And then it would turn kind of golden! And they'd be buried underground, and if you were very lucky, you might find one.....
B: (to me) ?????
Me: He IS smart. But that's from Jurassic Park. Next week, he'll be an expert on robotics.
B: As long as they all look like C3PO.