Friday, October 9, 2009

Birds That Get Eaten

In art class yesterday my 7 year old student, Madison, was doing a rubbing of a reproduction of Egyptian heiroglyphics.

"Do you know how to read ancient texts?" she said.
"Well, not really, but I think if you see a picture of a bird, it might mean something like 'I killed a bird and ate it today'," I said.
She thought for a moment and said, "Did a cat write it?"
I tried not to laugh, and said, "Well, humans kill and eat birds, too. Haven't you ever eaten chicken?"
She was quiet for a good minute and then asked, "Is popcorn shrimp a bird?"

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