As I talked talked with August about school pictures at bedtime, I asked him if he had picked his nose or crossed his eyes. He laughed, and then said—with a surprising amount of excitement—could I?
What’s an acre on the Sea of Vapors going for these days? And can I buy it?
For the record, I’m sure you can ride a bicycle drunk but I don’t recall if I ever have. But when Max asks a question this way, he really wants to know—whatever the idea he has come up with—can you legally do it? Like ride a bicycle drunk.
Whenever Canada comes up (and it comes up remarkably often in our household), it’s predictable to get questions from Max about crimes that straddle an international border. For example, what if you illegally shot a bear in Canada while standing in the USA? What if you threw trash into the US from Canada? Then Max asked “what would happen if I peed into Canada?” Would it be a crime? Would it be an international event?
Sure, you can probably tame a wild squirrel and it could live out its halcyon days in your backyard, retrieving acorns tossed toward the garage. But we are talking about ownership—-i.e., the right to bring a squirrel into the house and family.