Tommy's Shares an Heirloom
"It’s special to me." -Tommy
"It's a Duck-billed Platypus." -Tommy
"But my grampy had it for a hundred years! And my mom had it for a hundred years!"
Lily: Did you find it or did you get it at a store?
Tommy: My mommy gave it to me.
Cate: Where did your grandpa buy it?
Tommy: Oh I didn’t buy it! My mommy gave it to me.
Cate: And where did she buy it?
Tommy: Oh her …my mommy’s daaaad gave it to my mom.
Melanie: Why is the duckbill platypus that your grampy had and then your mommy had and gave to you, why is that special.
Caleb: It’s alive.
Tommy: Because my grampy didn’t like it when he was old, and my mommy didn’t like it when she was a grownup.
Melanie: Are you going to hold onto it until you are old?
Maisie: Then maybe you could give it to your kids.
Melanie: Wow that’s like a generational thing. Your grampy was a generation and your mommy was a generation…
Maisie: Yeah and your kids could give it to their kids and then their kids could give it to their kids and it would go on and go on until umm..
Melanie: Yeah it’s a question mark.
Tommy: It will keep going until…
Caleb: Until the sun explodes!
Tommy: No, until Doomsday!
Caleb: Doomsday is when the sun explodes.
Tommy: No Doomsday is when this portal from Heaven is in the earth… it’s in space… and the earth gets sucked into it.
Maisie: Is it fragile?
Tommy: Elena said if it’s fragile.
Melanie: Is there anything more that you know about the duck-billed platypus, the animal?
Tommy: No, I don’t. But you know I want five more questions because I’m five.
"Then maybe you could give it to your kids! ... And your kids could give it to their kids and then their kids could give it to their kids and it would go on and go on until umm.."