Do fish have butts?
Cai wanted to know. Cai’s 4. Four-year-olds care about stuff like that.
I said no. Fish don’t have butts. They have tails.
Cai asked where fish pee and poop from.
I said they have butts.
Cai said he thought I said fish don’t have butts.
I said I changed my mind. I said that’s a woman’s prerogative.
Cai asked what a waterfish is.
Then I asked Cai what a waterfish is. It took me a while to figure out he was pronouncing “prerogative.”
Prerogative. Waterfish. Same same.
We practiced pronouncing prerogative.
Next Cai asked me to check his leather.
Or he wanted to shuck what’s wetter.
Actually, he wanted me to check the weather.
Cai made me practice pronoucing weather.
I’m getting pretty good at it.
Cai didn’t want to know any more after that.
I can’t blame him. That was exhausting.
I kind of feel like I should go back and correct the fish butt thing, but I think I lost my teachable moment back there somewhere.