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Herpetologist

conversations with Hank and Molly

Molly watching our friend Bryan’s “herping” video with her best friend, Billy the Boa.

 

Molly (hugging the life out of her new six-foot-long boa constrictor named, Billy)

Me: What is a snake scientist called?

Hank: Like Monty in A Series of Unfortunate Events?

Me: Exactly like him.

Pai: A Herpetologist.

Me: MaGoo, do you want to be a herpetologist when you grow up?

Molly: Nope.

Me: Are you sure?

Molly: Nope. Nope. Nope.

Hank: But then you get to be with snakes all day long!

Me: And you love snakes.

Molly: I lub snakes and snake skeletons.

Hank: Then you want to be a herpetologist.

Molly: (shaking her head) Nope, I want to be two.

Hank: But you’re three.

Molly: (shocked and offended) No, I’m NINE!

Hank: What?

Molly: (realizing it is always better to communicate with a calm, compassionate tone, reaches out and takes a hold of Hank’s hand) Mano (brother), I nine and I love you.

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Quick shout out to my pal, Bryan, whose been virtually taking our Molly on “Herping” adventures on his YouTube Channel, Yote Off Trail. Popover there, check them out and tell him Molly sent yah!