Parachuting Possums

The other night, Deep Thinker and I were reading about gliding possums. (As many of you know, children’s books have some yucky topics–bugs that kill frogs, possums that fly, I’m serious, it gets crude, but the cruder it is, the more my boys seem to love it…).

So, the book explained how the wings aren’t used for flying but gliding. I thought about explaining the difference between gliding and flying to my son. But then I decided, he probably won’t understand (plus he was already late for bed), so I’ll just move on.

As I finished my thought and got ready to turn the page, my little deep thinker piped up, “Oh, I understand! The possum does the same thing as those guys who use parachutes.” Hm. Well, kind of…

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