important safety tip regarding your child’s glasses and water buffalo

This evening, Zoe and I were reading a book about different animals.  We got to a page with a picture of water buffalo, and she asked if they were nice.  “Yes,” I say, “remember that other story we read where they talked about them being gentle animals?”

“But the water buffalo will break my glasses,” says Zoe.

Zoe has never before mentioned any concern about anything breaking her glasses.  Intrigued, I ask her for more details.

“How would they break your glasses?” I ask.

“They are big animals, they could bonk them.  Or step on them.  Or even knock them off your face.  They would break my glasses,” she explains with every confidence.

So, there you have it, and I’m pretty certain you read it here first.  Water buffalo may pose a hazard to your child’s glasses.  You have been warned.

Water buffalo. A previously unknown threat to your child's glasses? Photo by Vince O'Sullivan, used under a Creative Commons license. Click for original.

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4 responses to “important safety tip regarding your child’s glasses and water buffalo

  1. That’s hilarious! Aubrie is like a mini Wikopedia for “aminal” as she says it – facts. I think it must be from Diego. She can quote all kinds of random facts & tidbits about any kind of animal & it’s never just a turtle – it’s a leather back sea turtle and so on. She hasn’t thought they’d break her glasses yet – too funny! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. I’ll just note that last night, the water buffalo again came up in a story, and again, Zoe mentioned that while they’re nice, they would probably break her glasses. I have no idea where this is coming from, but it’s really hard to keep a straight face when we talk about it.

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