Having a three and a four year old in the house can be entertaining and maddening and spectacular--all within a five minute timespan. One of the things that has gotten me as of late--is both of their incessant need to ask "Why" about every single thing. This is good--their little brains are expanding, they are learning, curious little beings. However--it can be exhausting answering all of their curiosities--especially when they ask every 5 minutes.
For example--we had a rare November thunder and lightening storm last night--and my conversation with Charlie (3) went a little like this:
Charlie: "Mom why is it wightening out?"
me: "Well--(because I am NO meteorologist) because lightening usually follows thunder."
Charlie: "What IS wightening?"
me: "It is like a shock from the sky."
Charlie: "What's a shock?"
me: "--like something that is hot" ( I know--pathetic..)
Charlie: "wike a burn?"
me: "sort of...."
Charlie: "did Sam getted hit by the wightning?"
me: (ugh!) "no sweetheart--probably he got burned by something else--"
Charlie: "I fink (think) Sam got hittted by the wightening 'cause then it was wike God was givin' him a big kiss!"
me: "Charlie--I think you are very,very smart...."
SO sometimes--the "why" conversations can lead to incredibly sweet observations........I guess that they are not that maddening after all....
till next time....
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