Me: "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years to live."
Youngest: "That's not true. What about the butterflies?"
Me: "Yeah, but the flowers and plants need to be pollinated and that's the bees only job. Butterflies do it by accident."
Youngest: "I'm not buying it. The butterflies pollinate plants too. It's wrong....who says so?"
Youngest: "Okay. Never mind."
Youngest: "Mom! Can I have the duct tape?"
Youngest: "I want to tape this blanket to my ankles and hands, and then use it as a parachute suit so I can fly."
Me: "Tell you what bud, if you can do the math, and prove it on paper that it will work, I'll let you have the tape and you can jump."
Youngest heads off with a notebook and a pen and gets to work. We had to run errands, and the notebook and pen went with us. He drew out some sketches and worked out some math. Then he pipes up from the backseat....
"I think I'm gonna need a bigger blanket."
The other day I was taking back roads to my Mom's house and past a small high school. Since the kids were all on winter break, the marquee out front had a question for the kids to ponder....
"When the snow melts, where does the white go?"
I posed the question to Youngest, and without missing a beat he says it's not really there. It's an optical illusion. It's just air.
Personally, I don't really care where it goes.... just as long as it goes.
7 Days until March.... 21 more days until his Eleventh birthday....