Tonight, "The Boy" was creating a new type of animal that is amphibious and can also live in extreme desert climates. In the car, he was asking our help to come up with a name for it. In order to properly name it, we had to know a little more about it. This conversation ensued:
The Boy: It's about the size of a rhinoceros.
Me: Well, that shoots down the idea of arid skimmer. Rhinos don't skim anything.
Wife: The way you were describing it, i didn't think it was that big.
The Boy: Well, it perhaps isn't that big. It could be smaller.
Me: Is it bigger than a bread box?
The Boy: Yes, At least the body without the legs...Wait, What's a bread box? I've never seen bread come in a box before, only bags.
With that, my wife explains what a bread box is while I try to keep the car on the road while snuffling guffaws.
6 years ago