A typical drive with the kids includes LOTS of talking & questions from Asher with Chancery contributing every now & then as well. Today as we passed the Cat dealership, Asher noticed that it said both ‘Cat’ & ‘Caterpillar’.
Asher: “Mummy, that says Cat & Caterpillar because it means the same thing. Do cats change into caterpillars, and then caterpillars turn into butterflies?”
We were headed out to visit Mr. Harrie & Miss Geesje’s farm, so I thought this would be a good question for him to pose to Mr. Harrie.
Me: “Maybe you should ask Mr. Harrie about that when we get to his farm.”
Asher: “Sometimes there are cats at Mr. Harrie’s farm, but not always. Maybe his cats changed into caterpillers, & then they changed into butterflies & flew away & that’s why there are no cats at his farm.”
We left it that Asher should ask Mr. Harrie about that once we arrived at the farm, but there were other matters to be discussed…
Asher: “Mummy, do foxes like carrots?”
Me: “Oh, that’s a good question for Mr. Harrie as well!”
Asher: “Why is that a good question to ask Mr. Harrie?”
Me: “Because he’s a farmer & he knows a lot about animals.”
Asher: “Is it because he’s the biggest, too?”
Me: “Well, he’s just smart & knows lots of things.”
Chancery: “And I can ask him, ‘Do birds have to share plates?’”
Me: “Sure, Chancery, that’s a good question for Mr. Harrie as well.”