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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Thursday 25th of April 2013
I think I'd have said the same as you to be honest!
family four fun
Saturday 16th of June 2012
What I find most annoying about children's questions is that usually be the time I've got the 'right' answer - thank you google - they've moved on and are no longer that interested. I probably would've said very similar to what you did though. x
Friday 15th of June 2012
Not that much help I'm afraid, but I did ask my girls the following question the other day, to get them thinking...! Me: Which came first the chicken or the egg? If they replied "The chicken", I asked "Where did it come from?" If they replied "The egg", I asked "What laid it?" Obviously each time they replied one and I asked the question, they then changed their minds and I then asked the other question!! We kept going for a bit until they "got" it! Fun! Made them think :-)