Admittedly it's a bit of a strange request that Shiloh Jolie-Pitt made of her mother -- to have a dead pet.
"She came in and said, 'Can I have a dead pet?’" Angelina Jolie told Vogue. "And I’m ... 'Uh-uh, I don’t think it’s healthy, honey. I think they have to put him in a box,' and I had to run out to find, like, a taxidermy bird. I just worked it out for her."
Uh oh, did she get Angelina's blood-wearing macabre gene?
Quick, call in the child psychologists!
I mean, really, what kind of a child wants a DEAD pet?
Probably a well-adjusted, curious, smart one who's interested in life and doesn't yet fear death.
She doesn't know about the diseases or bugs dead birds bring or the plain old yuck factor. She sees a beautiful creature that she could hold and love, one that's easy to care for and won't fly away.
Hmmm, not a bad idea for a pet, come to think of it ...
Kudos to Angie for working it out for her and for not caring what people think about it.
"I am sure there's going to be some comment about this, which fortunately I will not read."
Everyone seems so hell-bent on making out Shiloh to be some disturbed lunatic because she doesn't want to wear frilly dresses and would rather be a boy.
The bigger picture looks a lot like a healthy, happy child living a life with parents who really care about and want to spend time with her no matter who she wants to be.
"We take turns working. One of us is always at home with the kids -- always. Taking them out to things and being there with them and bringing them to school or to the set to visit Mommy or Daddy."
Did you see the recent pictures of Shiloh zip-lining it in Budapest?
That's a happy kid ... and she even wore a helmet.
So let's give the deconstructing Shiloh bit a of rest and let her just be a kid, dead bird and all.
What do you think of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt -- quirky kid or in need of counseling?