Me: You can dress up like Bindi for the party and wrestle with the crocodile. Do you know who Bindi is?
Me: Bindi lives at the zoo.
Me: And she plays with all the animals.
Ella: Are there tigers?
Me: Yep, tigers and elephants and crocodiles
Me: And Bindi’s dad used to catch crocodiles. But he’s dead now.
Me: Well he was swimming very close to a stingray… Do you know what a stingray is?
Me: It’s a big fish, like Mr Ray in Finding Nemo. Remember him?
Me: Well, Bindi’s dad was swimming very close to the ray and…
Ella: Did he dead him?
Me: Yes, he stung him right in the heart with his tail.
Me: And if your heart is broken, you die.
So that was the story of Bindi Irwin in a nutshell. I love the way Ella acts so matter of fact about issue that would shock most older kids. I’m not entirely sure if it is just her age or if it is also because I do not believe in sugar-coating facts when talking to kids. It may be a combination of both.
(Taken by Zseike)