Her: Mom, why do we call them flower beds?
Me, using logic to deduce the answer, replied: Well, I suppose it is because it is where we put the flowers to rest.
Her: Long, thoughtful pause then Geesh. Flowers are lazy.
Me: Long thoughtful pause because I had never considered the activity rate of any in the plant world.
Her: Flowers are the lazy ones. They could learn from bees. Bees are the busy ones.
Her: Bees are like the daycare workers and they are working so hard while the flowers just lay around and don't help at all.
Me: Trying not to laugh because this particular child is the sensitive type and wouldn't take it well.
Her: Staring at her hand and then gasping, MOM!! I just saw myself growing!
(On a recent hike, praying that she wouldn't be bitten by a snake
while she took care of business behind a sagebrush)
I would be so bored in an office.