Darlingism

Duncan walked into the bathroom where I was getting ready to bathe the dog.

“Mommy?”

“Yes, Duncan?”

“I have a question.”

“Okay, shoot!”

“Shoot?”

“That means, I’m ready for your question.”

“Uh.. okay. What’s Darwin?”

“Darwin?”

“Yeah. What’s Darwin mean?”

“It’s a name.”

“A person name?”

“Yep. A famous person’s name! Have you heard of Charles Darwin?”

“Um…”

“He studied nature and wrote about evolution.”

“Ele-vution?”

“Evolution. How plants and animals change over time.”

“Oh.”

“He went on this big, long voyage on a ship named The Beagle. And he went to the Galapagos Islands– remember learning about those?”

“The ones with the turtles?”

“Giant Tortoises. And finches and marine iguanas and all sorts of other animals! And-”

“Mommy?”

“Yes?”

“I just wanted to know what Darwin meant.

“Oh…okay. Well, I’m going to wash the dog then.”

“Okay.”

And then he left the bathroom and I could hear him singing as he descended the stairs: “Oh, my Darwin! Oh, my Darwin! Oh, my Darwin Cwementine…”

Charles_Darwin_photograph_by_Herbert_Rose_Barraud,_1881

5 thoughts on “Darlingism

    1. Lindsey Post author

      Thank you. It was a great parenting moment. I think I will be singing this “new” version of that old song from here on out…

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  1. Anonymous

    Lindsey, too adorable for words!
    Had such fun seeing you and your boys this summer.
    My best to you, Aaron and the darlins
    Duncan Andrews

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    1. Lindsey Post author

      Thanks, Duncan! It was great to see you, too. Duncan has been telling people about the “big Duncan” he knows. He says you’re “super friendly”. :-)

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