The announcement came out of nowhere while we were running an errand. From the backseat, I heard a very chipper, "Hey Mama. I really want to ride a T. rex some day."
I told her that I was sure it would have been fun, but dinosaurs are extinct, which means there aren't dinosaurs anymore. Sooo maybe she would have to settle for a camel.
"But I have this great idea. You and I will go to a store. A really big store with tall ceilings. And we will buy a big T. rex. We'll have to use a special big truck to get him, but it is still a great idea, right?"
I used our experience with the book Lifetimes to tell her that there aren't any more living dinosaurs.
She began to cry quietly.
"But it was my life dream..."