This weekend I took Charlotte and her cousin to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum to get out of the house on a cold day. I love this place because it is close to our house, small, perfect for the 3-7 set, and can be a nice quick outing if need be. When going out on kid-centric outings, I always find it easier to manage kids on an outing if you bring a friend or cousin around the same age. They play together and generally have better behavior than on a solo outing or with a baby/toddler in tow.
Charlotte loves being the oldest in any group and she seized the opportunity to “teach” her young protegee a thing or two. As, they were checking out a taxidermy sculpture of a fox, Charlotte told Josie “that’s a coyote.” I gently corrected her and said it was actually a fox, but they were very similar. Charlotte went silent for a minute (a loooong time for Charlotte to be quiet) and then quietly started singing “ding ding ding da ding da ding ding.
I had to turn away and giggle. Ease-dropping on kid conversations is the best.