Tonight at dinner, Dizzle told me that she wishes that dinosaurs lived with us. I told her that it wasn't possible for that to happen because dinosaurs are extinct. Simple enough, right? Well, she didn't know what extinct meant, which opened up a whole other can of worms.
Dizzle: "What does extinct mean?"
Me: "Well, extinct means that there are no more left of something and that there can never be anymore. Scientists believe that a meteor hit the earth a very long time ago. This caused a climate change that the dinosaurs couldn't adapt to. It was either too hot or too cold for them and they all died."
Dizzle: "OK, but where did they all go?"
Me: "Um, I don't know. Maybe heaven."
Dizzle: "Or Washington."
Me: "Why Washington?"
Dizzle: "Because that's where everyone goes when they die."
And I was left speechless. And laughing. But mostly speechless ...