5yo: mama! i know all the names of all the baby animals!!
me: that’s great! so, what is the name of a baby goat?
5yo: ummmm…..i’m not sure.
mama: [trying not to give her the answers] maybe it’s a..cub?
5yo: no, that’s a baby bear.
me: right! but maybe it is also a cub?
5yo: no. it is not.
me: i actually think it is called a kid.
5yo: mooooom! a baby goat is NOT a kid. I am what is known as a kid!!! [fairly rolls eyes at my stupidity]
me: [trying hard not to laugh] oh, ok, i’m sorry. what about a lion?
5yo: a baby lion is a….wildcat.
me: uh huh. a tiger?
5yo: that’s a pup. like a baby dog. but a baby tiger.
me: got it. how about a bird?
5yo: that’s a bird-y. like a bird, with an ee on the end.
me: [stifling a laugh] and a fish?
5yo: a fish-y. [big smile]
me: and a monkey?
5yo: a monk. it’s a strange sounding word, i know, but that’s what it’s called.