Life’s never boring with my two. They keep you constantly on your toes.
Inquisitive? You bet. It’s never ending. One little word. Why? It’s used a lot in our house.
With the 3 year old, it;s used for absolutely everything.
‘Mummy, why does my name look like that? Why is that toy over there? Why is the sky blue? Why has Mr Tumble got a spotty bag? (Cbeebies programme to the un-initiated.)
With the (then) 7 year old it gets a bit more complicated. The questions are still coming thick and fast, they’re just a bit more complex.
It all started out of the blue on the walk home from swimming.
“Why can’t we feel ourselves spinning round when the Earth is spinning?!’
Cue trying to explain to a 7 year old how we can’t actually feel the Earth spinning round because we are on the Earth spinning around at exactly the same speed so we can’t feel it going round – kind of like we can’t tell we are moving when flying on an aeroplane or in a fast car as we are part of it!
Then it moved onto gravity with him declaring “It would be great if there was no gravity, I could fly.’
Cue me explaining if there was no gravity he’d just take off into the sky and never come down. Gravity is what keeps us on the ground.
Which led to “but mummy if I sit on this wall here, gravity’s not pushing me down as my feet aren’t even on the floor!”
To which I had to explain that even though there was no feet touching the floor, the reason he was able to sit on the wall and stay there in the first place without floating off it was because he was being pushed down on!
Well, he keeps my brain ticking over and mind active. Beats the usual mummy brain usually up there!
(I’m currently in the process of transferring some posts from my ‘old’ blog http://mistress-of-witterings.blog.co.uk/ and this is one of them. So if you think this post sounds familiar, you’ve read it over there.
Onwards and upwards with my new bigger blog…..)