The Chrysalis

Jeffrey comes into the bedroom where I’m getting Eric into his jammies. He is saying a word I cannot make out, and he keeps trying to communicate his idea, and is getting frustrated that I don’t understand. The word sounds like “chrussis” or “krissys”.

“What is the word about?” I ask, trying to help him along.

He looks exasperated and throws his arms out in cute annoyance “Mom! You know! It’s where a butterfly lives before it changes it’s outfit!”

6 thoughts on “The Chrysalis

  1. Everyone should have a chrysalis then because I would love to change outfits like that!

    I don’t think you have to worry about your kids not being smart enough!!!

  2. Boy, these kids are smart. I’m amazed by some of the things my kids know – and I always considered myself pretty intelligent.

    We always called a chrysalis a “cocoon” but maybe the movie ruined that.

  3. That is too funny! I have been hearing the word Chrysalis at my house too…thanks to the butterfly garden in Kindergarten. Heaven Forbid we call it a cocoon (Thorax is another word we are hearing a lot…)

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