We were driving home late one evening. At the red light, we pulled up next to a K-9 unit sheriff patrol car. Chris and I thought it would be educational to point this out to Jacob. Chris said, "Hey, Jacob, I think there's a police dog in that car. What do you think his name is?" (The dog's name was written on the passenger window.) "How do you know there's a dog in there?", Jacob asked. "Because the car has 'K-9' written on it. This dog's name is Alan. How do you think police dogs help police men?" "Umm, the police dogs can go in small places where the policemen can't reach?" I replied, "Yes, that's right. Policemen use their dogs to help smell for drugs, and to help catch the bad guys when they run too fast for the police, and when the police don't know where they are hiding." Jacob, very matter-of-factly, said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, everybody knows that. Police dogs' noses are highly sensitive instruments. That is one of their tools they use to help capture criminals. " After my eyes rolled around in my head about 5 times, Chris and I looked at each other. "Whose kid is this?!?"
*We found out that Jacob acquired his vast knowledge of police dogs from his Rescue Heroes movie. Thus proving that watching movies is an educational experience. Ha, ha!