Of Dinosaurs and children

SMH: 7/5/10 – Column Eight

“Talking of doctors’ waiting rooms,” writes Lance Newsham, of Annandale (as we were on Monday), “I was recently whiling away my time in a waiting room, when a mother arrived with her two young sons. While the elder stayed by mum to play with his toy dinosaurs, little brother wandered up to the receptionist and showed her his toys. “What’s that big scary dinosaur called?” the receptionist asked. “Tyrannosaurus rex,” the boy said. ‘And what’s that one with the tall neck?” “Brontosaurus,” the boy replied. “And what’s that one over there with the spikes on its back?” “Mummy.”