This is an actual conversation we had with Micah (4 years old) tonight at dinner:
Micah: I ate ants at school today!
Me: (horrified) You ate ANTS???
Micah: Yeah! I ate them outside! They were delicious!
Aaron: (laughing) They were?!
Micah: Yeah…some were yucky though. But some were good!
Me: (horrified silence)
Aaron: (grinning) Some were yucky? Why were they yucky?
Micah: The red ones were yucky. They were so crunchy!
Aaron: Crunchy, huh?
Me: (in shock, mouth gaping open)
Micah: Yeah, but the black ones were soft! They were yummy!
Me: PLEASE DON’T EAT ANTS AT SCHOOL!!!!!!
Micah: But I ate them outside. But I didn’t eat worms.
Aaron: No worms, huh?
Micah: No, they were so squishy….
I didn’t find out if he actually ate worms. I don’t think he did.
But I really, really don’t want to know.