I’m Not Yet a Middle-Aged Woman, Alligator

Remember the kid of mine who asked if an alligator could bite off his own tongue?

He loves comic strips. He’s been flying through all of the “Calvin and Hobbes” strips.

Today he was reading Understanding the “Why” Chromosome.

In a moment of frustration, he put his book down hard on the table and said to nobody in particular, “I think this book is kind of boring.”

I said, “Well, it’s ‘Cathy.’ ‘Cathy’ is usually read by middle-aged women.”

I was standing behind him and he simply held the book up over his head and behind him, offering it to me.