Wow, Crisc and Cathy! Great stories! It would be so fun to get all these kids together for a great big playdate!!

We were at the playground this morning, and Chico (3) was swinging. He heard another child ask for an under-duck, so he decided he'd like a big push, too, but he thought "duck" was insufficiently specific (we spend a certain amount of time bird-watching)--so he asked for an under-hooded merganser, an under-surf scoter, an under-northern pintail, an under-greater scaup.........

I was supposed to make the appropriate bird call for all of these while I was pushing him, but I, um, faked it.