An Herbivore or a Carnivore?

dinosSo, clearly you came here because you couldn’t wait to find out the answer to the question that we said on our Facebook page we were asking each other at dinner: If you were a dinosaur, would you be an herbivore or a carnivore?

A little background on that question: Jayden is on the brink of falling into full dino stage.  I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of kids that go through it around this age.  There simply just aren’t enough dinosaur facts around to satisfy his curiosity about these interesting, vanished creatures.  Add to this his new love for the show Dinosaur Train and we could be creating a dinosaur-crazed preschooler!

So our conversation at dinner somehow made its way to meat-eaters and plant-eaters in the dino world.  We talked about the words “herbivore” and “carnivore.”  And I asked Jayden, “If you were a dinosaur, which would you be?”  Much to our surprise, he quickly said, “Herbivore.”  To which we replied, “Really?  That means no hot dogs and chicken fingers!”  He insisted a herbivore.  And then asked for a leaf (a piece of lettuce) from the fridge.  OK…whatever gets you to eat some veggies!

Without prompting, Jayden asked us which we would be.  Mommy’s answer: an herbivore, even though I’m not the greatest vegetable eater, I’d still miss them and fruits more than meat.  Daddy’s answer: a carnivore, of course!  He said that would be asking too much to give up steak and seafood!

Which would you be, an herbivore or carnivore?  Comment on our facebook page!

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