In the middle of reading Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham last night, my four year-old stops me for this very important conversation:
Jenna: Mom...guess what?
Jenna: Birds eat worms.
Me: Really? Birds eat worms?
Jenna: Yep...that's sad.
Me: Is it sad for the bird or the worm?
Jenna: The worm.
Me: Why is it sad for the worm?
Jenna: 'Cause worms are cute.
And there you have it...the not so pretty truth about being at the bottom of the food chain. Even if you're cute, you can be eaten alive.