We went to the Zoo today. It was gorgeous - a perfect day. The first thing the kids wanted to see were the giraffes so we made our way up there. I love the giraffe pen at the zoo because you can stand right in front of those beautiful creatures and just drink in God's creativity and handiwork. Today, the largest and oldest giraffe was standing directly in front of us. I didn't know at that very moment that the darker the spots are on a giraffe, the older it is. When Sloan asked me why that particular giraffe was so dark, I said that maybe it was because it's a boy. Sloan's response?
"No, mom. It's a boy because it has a big penis see? That's what makes it a boy."
Of course everyone else in St. Louis was at the zoo today and 90% of them were at the giraffe pen to hear Sloan's anatomy lesson. Laughter erupted all around. Do you know what laughter does to a precocious 5-year-old? Encourages him to say that which incited the laughter in the first place - over and over again. We finally had to leave because I feared my ever reddening face would spontaneously combust and kill the poor creature.