Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A new kind of retirement program

ViMae and Augie love zoos...the kind they visit and the kind they build with Legos. This afternoon she was telling us about some ways that zookeepers care for the animals.

Pa: Are you going to be a zookeeper?

Vi: No, ballerina.

Pa: Is Augie going to be a zookeeper?

Vi: No.

Pa: Who will take care of the zoo animals, then?

Vi: Just the ones who are already zookeepers.

Grandma: What will happen when all those people get too old to work?

Vi: They will go to work at different zoos where the animals are too old. 

14 comments:

DJan said...

How sweet! I think it's wonderful to hear the sayings of kids, and imagine how their minds work. I like that retirement program, it appeals to me! :-)

Jeanie said...

Very smart answer. You have to wonder if that is something she had thought about or if she just came up with it when the question was asked.

Nancy said...

LOL! Love it! She is thinking things through.

Ms Sparrow said...

How clever!

Ellen said...

Ah the mind of a child. I love the way they think. They really make sense!

Teresa Evangeline said...

Have you seen the video of the two elephants that were reunited after more than twenty years? I do believe they recognized each other and were so happy. A zookeeper is a good profession. Whether in an "assisted living" facility or not. :)

Kids say the darndest things...

Linda Myers said...

I got a chuckle out of the practical solution - match up the old zookeepers to the old animals.

I wonder if the ballerina will ever put on a show for them all at the zoo?

Retired English Teacher said...

Cute. I love this kind of logic.

WhisperingWriter said...

Ha, very cute!

troutbirder said...

Yes. That's exactly right. It's why Grandma and I have our own menagerie here on Oak Hill... ;)

injaynesworld said...

That makes perfect sense to me! Remember the TV show "Kids Say The Darndest Things?"

CherylK said...

Oh, how funny! Out of the mouths of babes, right?

jshawflamm said...

You can't argue with logic like that.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Makes sense to me..the old taking care of the old:)

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