What If Birds Could Fry?

Gavin, my five-year-old son and I were driving home from eating dinner out with the family tonight. He looked up at the sky and said, “Daddy, look at all of those birds.” I looked up and there were dozens of black birds perched up high on the power lines above the highway we were on. I am always interested in what my children find fascinating about the world around them and so I tried to engage him in some conversation about the matter.

“That’s neat.” I replied, “but I wonder how they can sit up there and not get electrocuted.”

He pondered this for a minute and then said, “Yeah, if they did then they’d all burn up and then they would be chicken.”