...is a perfectly good "school" lesson.
and I came to the door and poked my head out;
when he revealed the contents of his bucket,
and my face registered surprise;
When I asked him if he'd touched it,
and he said he had (well how did you think he caught it?);
When I couldn't decide how best to act.....
That's when I said "WHERE IS YOUR MOTHER?!!!"
For what child doesn't have it drilled into their young little head by a conscientious matriarch , that
"bats carry disease"
"bats have sharp teeth"
"bats can transfer disease to you by means of their sharp teeth" etc. etc. etc....
Oops. I guess we haven't covered that one yet. So after I gave him the run-down
(because it would seem I am his mother), and after I sent him to wash his hands 28 times
with soap up to his elbows,
we inspected this marvelous creature!
And invited everyone else to come take a look.
I took the opportunity to cover the "bats have teeth" curriculum one or two more times.