Sam: What kind of animal is a chicken?
Me: Hmmm. You really don't know? Well, what does it have on its body?
Sam: Uhhh, fur?
Me: You really don't know?
Sam: Yes! I know!
Me: Well, what is it then?
Sam: The question is, what doesn't it have on its body?
Me: Answer the question!
Sam: Uhhh, hair?
Me (to assembled family members): He really doesn't know! He's not a farmer.
Matt: Ok, think about this. "Which came first the chicken or the..."
Matt: And what kind of animal lays eggs, and has feathers, and wings...?
Me: I can't believe Sammy didn't know that a chicken was a bird.
Sam: Mom! I blanked! You were yelling at me like Chris Matthews and I blanked!
On Raising a Perfect Black Boy
3 years ago