Buddy's class at school has been learning about bugs, plants and Earth Day type things. They are hatching (growing?) caterpillars that should be butterflies in a few weeks, so I asked him about the caterpillars one afternoon. Me: "What are your caterpillars at school doing?" Buddy: "First they eat a lot and then they grow in their coconuts." Me: stifling my laughter..."oh. Are they in their cocoons now?" Buddy: pausing...I'm pretty sure he muttered "cocoons" realizing he'd misspoken. "No, they're still eating." Me: "What do they eat?" Buddy: "Brown stuff." Me: "What is the brown stuff?" Buddy: "Food. Brown stuff. Made out of concrete." (he pronounces this cron-creek) Me: "Where do the caterpillars live?" Buddy: "They live at college." Me: "Then they become cocoons?" Buddy: "Yes, and then they make butterflies." Me: "Where do they go once they become butterflies?" Buddy: "They go to college."
Then I played along with this whole college thing and asked what they do at college. He told me that they swim and play games. Sounds good to me. I asked him if they study. He said no. Sounds about right.