With two boys under the age of five, I probably spend about thirty hours a week answering questions. Some days, it seems like I’m faced with a constant stream of queries about totally unrelated topics. One minute K’s asking me if I know where his puppy is, the next second A is asking me how God created the Earth.
A seems to be picking up a lot of information from his friends at school, which has resulted in some interesting questions at the dinner table lately.
“Dad, have you heard of Punta Cana?”
“Dad, have you heard of the Nintendo Wii?”
“Dad, have you ever seen R2-D2?”
“Dad, can we buy a Mercedes?”
“Dad, what’s a bikini?”
This morning, with no prompting whatsoever, he said “Dad, boys don’t have boobs.”. I almost choked on my Cheerios.
It’s hard to keep a straight face at some of his comments. The other night, in the middle of a huge temper tantrum, A repeatedly yelled “This is the worst night of my life!”. B and I both got the giggles, which was not the reaction A was hoping for.
K has his moments, too. The other day, as he was sitting on the toilet, he looked me in the eye and said “Poop is my friend”. I was left speechless.
In all seriousness, I love how inquisitive children are at this age. They are just so curious about how everything works, and you can see their little brains working overtime to figure things out.
I’ll leave you with a picture of the boys that was taken earlier today at Winterlude.