June 05, 2002
Why did the turkey cross

Why did the turkey cross the road?

This morning, after dropping Ryan off at daycare, I saw a really big bird racing across the grass to the right of the car. I slowed down so it could race across the road and disappear behind a house. Excitedly, I pointed it out to Danielle. "Did you see that bird? Do you know what it was?"

"I saw it. What was it, mommy?" she asked me curiously.

All in a hurry to educate, and fascinated because its only the second time I've ever seen one (although Audrey assures me there are huge flocks of them in this area), I said, "Its a wild turkey."

Immediately my daughter erupted into laughter. "Its just like the joke, mommy!"

I started laughing along with her, asking, "Why did the turkey cross the road?"

"To get to the other side!" she chortled. And the whole way to school she just kept telling me what a silly, silly turkey that was.

Posted by Deb Atwood at June 05, 2002 10:51 PM
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