June 18, 2009

Did You Follow All That?

Driving in the car for 4.5 hours is cause for self-entertainment.

Especially if you're only four years old. After singing a few songs to herself, ("Ba Ba Black Sheep" and "Somebody to Love".... I know, I know) she started asking questions and for about an hour, we had a conversation that went along these lines.

Savannah: Mom, does the earth spin in circles?
Me: Yes, it does! (I was impressed) We spin super fast and gravity makes sure we don't fall off.

(Note: physics is NOT a strength of mine... just in case you happened to miss the obvious)

S: What is gravity?
M: Well, its the thing that makes us fall down... er rather, its a kind of force that pulls us to the earth.

(silence.....)

S: How come we can't see the sky spinning?
M: Well, we live under lots of layers of sky, so we can't see it.

(About 5 seconds of silence..)

S: Mom, why did the brave mouse go into the dungeon?

(She had just seen the movie, "The Tale of Despereaux")

M: Uh... well, because he got in trouble.
S: But why did he jump in the big hole with red string?
M: Because he was brave.
S: Because he was reading a book?
M: Yes, he wasn't allowed to read.

(silence....)

S: When girls swim do they have to swim on a mommy's tummy?

Ya, I'm just as stumped as you are.

(After about 10 seconds...)

S: Mom, why did the brave mouse swing and untie himself.
M: Well, he wasn't afraid. he was ready to go exploring.

S: Mom, will I ride a school bus or a magic school bus to school?
M: A magic school bus!?
S: Ya, a magic school bus with eyes.
M:..................

Imagine a conversation like this an hour long... then we started playing the "find the letters of the alphabet"game.

5 super cool people speak:

Heidi said...

I love hearing what little kids think. One of my favorite shows was "Kids Say the Darnedest Things." I think that swimming comment goes well there.

Brittney said...

That's one of the best things about being around kids - the random things they come up with. They don't have to be proper or politically/socially correct... their brains just churn out creativity.

Sara Lyn said...

Too funny! Thanks for sharing. :)

Garvin Smith said...

Ahh, it would be nice to have an intelligent conversation like that. You should hear the questions my students ask!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

LOL! Actually, that was always one of my favorite moments during our family Thanksgiving campouts. You reading some of your students... er, intelligent papers around the campfire. =)
Good times!

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