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Lara’s theory

I don’t know where else to save the interesting things my children say at the age when they still don’t know that they should be writing them down.

So, here’s something my daughter Lara said last night. She is 9.

She has shared with me her theory on why so many boys go through a phase of being obsessed with dinosaurs.

She thinks it’s how they deal with growing up to become men. They regard dinosaurs as adult-male principles, and they therefore get immense pleasure from being able to turn these roaring male principles into toys they can manage and rule, or into facts that end with the fact that dinosaurs are now extinct.

I love it.

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