I have funny friends.

We took the girls to see a puppet show the yesterday at this place, where I could probably be happy just moving right into if there weren't so many pregnant women and soccer moms crawling all over it. Aside: I would love to have lived here in the 1890s when it was a health spa/educational venue. I always imagine Matthew Broderick and Bridget Fonda strolling around the grounds while Anthony Hopkins extols the virtues of eating whole grains and getting daily colonics. I imagine John Cusack too, but he's just standing there in a towel, professing his undying love for me. But I digress.

The puppet show was called Dino Rock and some were fascinated by and stared, wide-eyed at the person-sized dinosaur puppets on the stage, while some took the information in the play that tyrannosaurus rex were meat eaters a bit too seriously. I'll leave you to determine which of our kids was which.

Anyway, the wrap-up of the play was a mini "teach the scientific method to toddlers" and the stage actors explained the following to the kids:

"Why do you think dinosaurs went extinct?" *kids respond with all sorts of theories* "You have lots of ideas right? And when we have a question about the natural world, that's how we figure out the answer. We ask questions, we develop hypotheses, and we test them out. It's that easy. So when you see something in the natural world that you don't understand, what are you going to do?"

Monica: "Open your Bible."