One lazy afternoon, I watched a movie while folding laundry. Son #2 was sleeping peacefully in his crib while Son #1 played contently in his room. Periodically, Son #1 would come into the room where I was folding clothes and try to sneak a peek at the movie. I was too quick for him and would pause the movie as soon as I heard him moving towards me.
I was busily folding the last bit of clothing when I heard him tiptoing in the hallway. Quickly I paused the movie and the screen froze on a war scene. Son #1 gazed at the frozen frame in front of him and stated. "Hmm. That looks like a gyrocopter."
"A gyrowha????" I asked.
"A gyrocopter." My little boy replied.
"What is a gyrocopter?" I questioned.
Son #1 pointed to what I thought was a helicopter on the screen and replied. "This."
"I've got to look this up. I'll bet you're right. Where did you learn about gyrocopters?" I commented incredulously.
"I don't know." My son responded.
I ran over to my computer and did a search on gyrocopters. As soon as I clicked on the search button, articles and pictures of gyrocopters appeared. Apparently, a gyrocopter is very real and a type of aircraft that looks like a helicopter but is more similar to airplanes. It's pretty scary when a five year old can teach you new vocabulary.