Alice: Did you know there are only 10 whales left in the world?
Me: 10 what?! (in my defense, her speech impediment made it sound like she was saying ‘morels’ and I panicked)
Alice: Whales. WHALES. Ya know…whales.
Me: Only 10 whales
Alice: Yeah, 10. Like, not types of whales, but like 10 real whales. Know why?
Alice: Because people started hunting and killing them for food and stuff and when only a few are left they start being endangered. And there are rules so no one can kill whales now.
Me: Do people follow those rules?
Alice: Yep, no one ever kills whales now. And we can get more but only if they make babies. And also we should be careful because if there are only 2 whales left in the world and a shark, like, kills one and we don’t know that happened and we go and kill one and think there’ll still be one left, we won’t know that the shark killed it and so there will be zero whales left.
Charlotte: Alice. There are lots of whales in the world.
***Hey, Alice! is something I do that features my adorable seven year old, Alice. She tells me facts and stories and says them with such confidence that you might actually start to believe they are true. Check out all my Hey, Alice! posts by clicking on the category link.