At the bus stop today Eli and I were having a conversation on what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. He asked me my theory and I explained how a giant rock from space came smashing through the atmosphere and hit the ground while traveling and 22,000+ MPH. I explained how this huge impact caused the sun to be blotted out by dust and how this lead to a chain reaction in which plant eating dinosaurs didn’t have any food and therefore died, and because of that the meat eating dinosaurs died. I explained how a large percentage of life on the planet died around the same time.
Eli stopped, looked at me like I was freaking the craziest SOB on the planet and said, “YOU’RE WRONG”. I looked back at him like had two heads and said, “Oh yea? How did they die”. He looked at me, stared me down and said…lava dad….they died because of the lava”
I chuckled and he said, “Dad, my friend in class told me that Lava killed the dinosaurs and I think he would know better than you. He is almost six, and you are 38. His brain is growing and your brain is shrinking because your old”
My response was to stick out my tongue and call him a poopie head. I don’t think I won.