Sunday, July 4, 2010

Conversation with a 5 year old:

Nadi-B approached me in my sewing room today and started kind of "dancing around." Only, not really dancing, more like just swinging her arms and legs around all sporadically like kids do when they talk.

NB- "Momma? Did you KNOW that there is ONE flower that is dangerous?!"

Me- "Mmmhmm.. really?"

NB- "Yeah! It's a FORMIS BEE TRAP!"

Me- "Oh? Is that anything like a Venus fly trap?"

NB- "No, it's a formis bee trap, and it's in the forest and when bees run out of time, they land on it and it SNAPS! (with a hand clap for emphasis) on the bee and.......IT EATS IT!!!"

Me- "Really?"

NB- "Yeah, they are really dangerous! So, we have to be careful when we are outside not to touch them. Like the bees. That run out of time. ...........

"Maybe I should write Elizabeth (her best friend) a letter and tell her about the Formis Bee Trap so she can warn her daddy not to touch them when he's hunting in the woods."

Me- "Ummm... I really don't think we have any Formis Bee Traps around this area, Nadia."

NB- "Yeeeaaaahhhh.... but just in case, I'll draw her a picture in the letter."

Me- "Okay..."

You have to admit: It's probably the scariest looking Formis Bee Trap you'll ever see. I think my favorite part is that it's apparently blooming from the same plant as that harmless looking yellow daisy there. And that bee??? He is running out of time.


Tammie said...

HA HA HA. i love it. i definitely wouldnt touch it and i would hope to not "run out of time" anywhere near it.

Theresa said...

I know. I crack up every time I see this picture. This one is going in the "keep" bin. You gotta watch that time, ya know. *laughs*

Daphne said...

I hope I don't "run out of time"! Whatever that means! It sounds... dare I say... dangerous? Too cute.

Theresa said...

*laughs* Daphne, I have NO idea what that means, or where she came up with it.