As he approaches his 4th birthday, K is asking tons of questions about, well, everything. As we drive to school in the morning, they come in a rapid-fire stream of seemingly unconnected queries.
Take yesterday’s conversation, for example:
K: “Daddy, can we ride ferris wheels at your festival?”
Me: “Sorry K, my festival doesn’t have ferris wheels.”
K: “Well, festivals DO have ferris wheels.”
B: “Daddy’s festival isn’t that kind of festival. It has concerts instead.”
K: “Oooh, I love concerts. They’re cool. What happens to our bodies when we die?”
B: Pause. “Um, well, your body looks like it’s sleeping, and your soul goes to heaven.”
K: “Does that mean we’re going to die after we go to sleep tonight?”
And that’s when we arrived at the day care. I was actually kind of curious where the conversation was going to go next. Inevitably, it would have ended up with K talking about Superheroes vs. Transformers – a movie that he’s convinced exists and seems to play endlessly in his head.
By the way, we’ve copyrighted the idea for that awesome-sounding movie, so hands off. K is hoping to have a script done by the end of summer, with casting set to start in mid-September.