Griffin (8): How long is a tortoise year?
Me: Good question. Maybe six months?
G: Huh?…A tortoise lives 250 years and a person lives 75 years…I need to divide those.
Me: It’s about three.
G: A tortoise year is three years then.
Me: No. It’s the other way around.
G: Oh. Then it’s four months.
G: A dog year is . I’m not sure how many months that is.
Me: Is a dog year of a year, or is it seven years?
G: Well a dog would age one year in of a year, so it’s .
Now I don’t know what a dog year is!
The boy makes a good argument.