Jack runs to greet his daddy at the door every day when he arrives home from work. They spend quite a bit of time passing Joe’s ranger hat back and forth, then the hat tends to go onto Jack’s talking bear (you can see it on the shelf in the background – what you can’t see is that Jack broke the poor bear’s neck).
A few days ago Joe and Jack took a walk and Joe caught their conversation on video. They spoke of foliose lichen and crustose lichen on the trees. I can’t tell you how bizarre it is for me to watch the little boy who came from my body identify different types of lichen. It gets even weirder when Jack makes me draw lichen on the magnadoodle because the highest grade I ever got in Science was a C, and that was with “help.”