This evening Brett took the Peter to the Caps game, while I stayed home with Aaron.
When they got home, Peter ran up to me to tell me all about his "big boy" night with daddy.
Peter - We saw Slapshot!
Me - No way! At your seats?
Peter - No silly, at the hockey game. He was on the ice.
Me - I didn't know Eagles could ice skate!
Peter - Slapshot is a VERY special eagle, mommy. He was wearing a black and white striped shirt.
Me - Oh, like a referee?
Peter - No, silly! Like a zebra or a kawati tail.
Me - What is a kawati?
Peter - A creature from animal junction of course! (Peter's favorite show on PBS is an animal show called Zaboomafoo)
Me - Let's look him up on the computer. (I type "quadie" into Google.)
Peter - No Mom, it starts with a KA sound - press the K button! (my 3.5 year old then proceeds to tell me each sound in the word "Kawati" and the letters that I need to push - his only mistake was a "Y" at the end).
Me - (after pulling up Google Images) Is this a kawati? (showing him this photo):
Peter - Um, maybe... but that is not his habitat. He lives in the wild.
Me - OK, how about this (showing him this photo):
Peter - Well that is better. But a kawati lives in a stick home like a beaver. Its called a dam.
Heaven help me when this child gets to school and needs help with homework, I am going to be a lost cause.