"You want a Venus Fly Trap for Christmas?" I asked
We were in the car, coming home from exchanging my children with their dad and they had had a VERY.LONG.DAY, so I was trying to discuss topics that would excite them, so I'd asked what they were planning on putting on their Christmas Lists. After a very long pause, THIS is what The Girls Comes up with!?!?
"That's not what it's called, Mamma! Isha has one. It's just a plant that closes when you touch it, but it won't hurt you because it only eats water."
"Yes, Swee" Pea, that's Venus Fly Trap. They call it that because it catches flies and eats them."
"Well, Isha is a vegetarian, so she taught hers not to eat meat. It only gets water," she pauses, "But that might be okay, Mamma. I can keep it in my room during at night, but then bring it down during the day and it can catch the flies that get into the house when the door is open!"
That's what my child wants for Christmas is:
A Venus Fly Trap!
5.) Something your child did or said this week that made you smile.