Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Just Birds This TIme (no Bees)
Tonight, Calvin reported on something he'd seen outside earlier: "A rooster was getting on top of two chickens." Here we go again... I acted casual and said they were either fighting or mating. No big thang. I thought that would be good enough, but it wasn't. Calvin really wanted to get to the bottom of this great mystery. So he proceeded to demonstrate what the rooster did to the chicken so I could let him know for sure. He grabbed Max's "soft cover" and wadded it into a ball to play the part of the chicken. Calvin was the rooster. The demo was very animated and complete with sound effects. And here's the scoop. The rooster did jump on top of the first hen, but then he appeared to only get to first base - just a little pecking on the beak. With the second chick, he either "married" her or gave her some sound donkey kicks.
Is it bad that instead of discouraging my son from reenacting egg fertilization, I watched and laughed? And then had him demonstrate again for Daddy?
I didn't think so.