Last night the kids and I huddled up at home together. George is miserably sick. He has bronchitis, but it sounded bad enough that Dr. M. took an x-ray of his chest to confirm that there was no pneumonia. Luckily, it was just bronchitis. But, he is running a hefty fever and just isn't himself. He even fell asleep on my chest - and he never does that. Poor, sweet baby.
While I cuddled George, we all watched Ariel's Beginning - a surprisingly good movie for a sequel. As we were watching, Luke looked at me seriously and said, "Mom, those are mermaids. And, and, the difference between a mermaid and a human is, is that mermaids have, um, shells on their humps and. . . and . . . and a fish tail instead of legs." I was patiently listening to his lesson on mermaids, but I got lost when he mentioned shells on their humps. I wasn't really sure what he was talking about, but when I saw him motion to the "humps" where the shells were, I figured it out and had to bite my tongue with laughter.
He is right. I can't argue with him.