this post could also be titled "everything my children know they learned from curious george"
the scene: i was still lying in bed when graham crawled in next to me and cuddled up. he began to tell me about the curious george episode he just finished watching...
graham: mama, do you know how to make syrup?
me: no, graham, i have no idea.
graham: first you tap a tree. well you put a hole in a tree and hammer in a tap. then you let grey stuff drip out and cook it for a long time. and guess what, there's a secret trick!
me: what's that?
graham: when you cook it you put butter in the syrup so it doesn't boil over.
me: oh wow!
me: so what kind of tree do you need to tap to make syrup?
graham: a brown one.
me: a maple tree.
graham: or a Log Cabin tree.