My little Chatterbox comes out with some stuff sometimes…
Most of the time, its wonderful, and occasionally its actually quite helpful.
But…every now and then, there’s a bit of a weird one, questions she asks to keep me on my toes, make sure I am not nodding off in my motherly duties:
Mummy, how did the first person know the first thing?
How do you answer that one?
To be honest, I’d have rather had:
Where do babies come from?
Why do boys have willies and girls don’t?
I’m sort of prepared for those.
But that one had me reduced to a jibbering, pathetic excuse for a mother in 5 seconds flat. The rather unconvincing answer I came up with was:
Well, erm, yes, they didn’t. They learnt how to do things by trying things out. And when those things didn’t work, they tried those things again but in a different way until it did.
Given my total lack of warning of such a highly important evolutionary question, I thought that wasn’t too bad a go.
Probably a few to many “things” perhaps….
Now I am asking YOU – what would you have said? Maybe I can then go back and give her a proper answer…
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