Читаем на ночь «Дюймовочку» доходим до мертвой ласточки в норе крота.
Алленький : What does “bury” mean?
Я: It means dig a hole, put something in it and cover the hole back.
Алленький: And if someone is dead?
Я: Commonly “to bury” means when someone dies they put him in a casket then dig a hole in the ground put the casket in it and cover the hole back. It is called a grave.
Алленький: And what happens then?
Я: The dead body decomposes and disintegrates and at the end only the bones are left. In millions of years they become hard as rocks and turn into fossils granddad had told you about.
Алленький: I am going to be scared, I’ll have nightmares…
Я: Nothing to be scared of, this is part of the circle of life. This happens to all organic matter.
Алленький: What is organic matter?
Я: Humans, animals, flowers, leaves… anything that grows… Once they die they immediately begin to decompose.
Алленький: So… It all turns in to a lump of goo?!
Алленький: Does it smell bad?
Я: Worms like it.
Алленький: Why do bodies decompose?
Я: Due to the absence of oxygen. Heart stops, blood doesn’t bring oxygen to cells throughout the dead body, the cells die, the body disintegrates and decomposes.
Алленький: I can’t sleep, I’m going to have nightmares…
Я: Let’s finish the story, then worry about the nightmares.
Алленький: Why the earthworms are called earthworms?
Я: You know… ‘cause they live on Earth… As oppose to moonworms or spaceworms… or marsworms or venusworms or…
Алленький: Mommy! Worms don’t live in space!
Я: How do you know? Have you been in space?
Я: Then you can’t possibly know. Unless you’ve read a book about worms and space. Have you read a book that says there are no worms in space?
Алленький (озадаченно) : No…
Я: Then why did you assume that there are no worms in space?
Алленький (уже не очень уверенно) : Well… Mommy, worms cannot survive in space…
Я: Yes they can. Haven’t you watched Star Wars?! Remember when Millennium Falcon got swallowed by a giant worm inside an asteroid? There are giant spaceworms out there in the Universe!
Алленький: Mooo-m-m-my!!! The Star Wars people are all make believe! They. Are. Not. Real. Get it?!
Я (страшным голосом) : WHAT?!!!!
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