Me: What are you reading there honey?"
Sammi: "A book called Incredible Bird Facts that I got at the library today."
Me: "Sounds great! Tell me an incredible bird fact."
Sammi: "Did you know that all parrots are named Polly?"
Me: "Really? You didn't read that in your book did you?"
Sammi: "No. I haven't got to the parrot chapter yet - but it's true."
Me: "So how do you know that all parrots are named Polly?"
Sammi: "Have you ever heard anyone say, 'Mary want a cracker?' No. It's always Polly."
Me (amused): "Hmmm... I guess I never thought much about parrot names. Do you have any other incredible bird facts?"
Sammi: "Sure! Did you know that birds who eat fried chicken are cannibals?"
Me (laughing): "I didn't know that a bird who ate another bird would be considered to be a cannibal."
Sammi: "Yeah - except for eagles."
Me: "That's because they are carnivorous right?"
Sammi: "No. Because eagles are awesome. They can eat anything they want."
Me: "Let me guess - you didn't read about cannibal birds in your book either?"
Sammi: "No. For a book called Incredible Bird Facts, it's really not very incredible. I could write a much better book with really incredible bird facts!"
Me: "Now that's a book that I'd love to read."