As the girls were getting ready to go swim yesterday Reia asks me this question:
"Mommy, what is a cannibal?"
My eyes furrow and I slowly turn my head to have her repeat, "Pardon me?"
"What is a cannibal?" Slightly put out since she thinks I wasn't listening.
"Where did you hear that word?" I'm thinking Backyardigans? They go on all kinds of weird adventures. Maybe I should be watching more closely.
"Kamryn." (Don't worry Richelle, it gets better.)
So I'm wondering, #1 why does Kamryn know this word? and #2 do I tell her?
I decide rather than make it some mysterious thing to think about, which she would, to just tell her.
"A cannibal is a person who eats other people."
"That's disgusting, mom."
"Yes, it is; and it's against the law." Not really sure what that point served, but I felt like I had to add something.
"But what does that have to do with water?"
Suddenly the light goes off in my head. Kamryn. Swimming.--CANNON BALL.
So happy I just shared with my 4 1/2 yr old what a cannibal was unnecessarily.