another theory of dinosaur extinction, disclosed by a three-year-old

The boys, like most young children, starve for new information. So, where do they go for bedtime stories? The encyclopedia, naturally. Well, the other night they wanted to read about dinosaurs, T-Rex in particular. After reading together, the four of us (Blythe was already in bed) snuggled in Burke’s bottom bunk, Mark asked the boys, “So, why do you think the dinosaurs are extinct? Why did they all die?” To which Burke resolutely replied, “Jesus killed them all.” For Burke’s sake, Mark and I kept our internal raucous laughter to an external chuckle, but it was hard. In spite of our deperate attempts to have him expound, Burke wouldn’t say anything more about it.

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