We are living in uncertain times. And Crabkid feels it. She is full of tough questions and so she forces me to confront the big issues of the day, whether I'm ready for them or not, e.g., "How do you make a toilet?"
She asked me that at the crack of dawn last Friday. And at breakfast, "How do you make a spoon?" And walking to school: "How do you make a country?" When I was younger I used to laugh at my aunt when her little boys asked questions that made her scratch her noggin for half-baked answers: What do whales drink? Do fish sleep? It's a cute stage cute in kids, yes, but one doesn't feel quite as cute when after many years of living, one still can't spill the answers, or at least, not without some serious hemming and hawing.
After several slugs of coffee, I did manage to spit out something about "runny stuff in molds" for the toilet and spoon questions, but I know this is only the beginning of what is surely to be a long line of questions about the natural and man-madeRead More »from Crabmommy: Kid questions that crack you up (or put you in a daze)