After stopping for KFC carryout, where Malaika asked for corn on the cob for a side:
“When I eat corn on the cob, it reminds me of squirrel kabobs,” Malaika said.
I giggled, but not out loud. “Where did you come to learn of squirrel kabobs?” I asked.
“We do it at breakfast [at school] with the Fruit Loops. Put them on sticks,” she said.
I waited. Nothing more. “Where did the squirrel come from?” I asked.
“I don’t know,” she answered.
There ensued an animated conversation about putting squirrels on sticks.
(We have never eaten, nor discussed eating, squirrel prior to this conversation.)