Doesn’t make any sense at all? Well this is such a spelling that even a spell check might not help. So lemme reveal the actual word behind the mangled one- Pterodactyl. Whoo! that’s a doozy isn’t it? Given that it’s not even spelt the way it’s pronounced.
Anyhoo MLM’s learning about dinosaurs at school and is QUITE pleased about the whole thing. We watched Ice Age: The Dawn of the Dinosaurs with more enthusiasm and understanding than ever before and he pointed out a Tedaktal to me. Only because they were showing a scene where a pterodactyl was flying about that I was able to follow him.
But I also had the most informative discussion with him on the way back from school. It started out like this:
Me: What did you do today? Had fun?
MLM: Yes. I saw a Tegosaurus.
Me: You DID? WHERE?
Me: What did it do?
Me: It eat plaaants.
Me: Ok…what other kinds of dinosaurs does your school have?
Me: A Triceratops?
MLM: YES! Taiserotops.
Me: What does it do?
MLM: Eat plaants!
Me: What else?
MLM: Me T-Rex.
MLM: Yes… T-Rex eat ice cream, chocolate…(fades into mumbles since mouth is busy chewing).
Me: Shall we go home and watch the dinosaur CD?
Me: Oh crap…what have I done?
MLM: let’s go home, let’s go home, let’s go home ( into infinity)