Many years ago, back when the little love of my life was a tiny bundle of joy, I made myself a silent promise. I promised that when the time came, and all the questions began, I would answer them as honestly as I could.
I can't remember when it all started. The questions. And more questions. But, true to my own promise, I answered, and still answer, every one as honestly as I can, to the best of my knowledge, and in a way a little six year old can hopefully understand.
My little Aidan has so many questions! He has learnt such a lot these past couple of years. And I have discovered I know a lot more than I thought I did!
Lately, we have taken to checking in with 'Google' when the questions have been a little complicated to answer, or if I just plain don't know the answer.
There have been questions about the universe...why does it get dark at night...how does the earth turn...how hot is the sun, to questions about life...why do we die...where does our spirit go...is there ice cream in heaven. And on and on...
Recently however, I was asked the most interesting of questions! (I sometimes have no idea what this child thinks, or why, but he keeps churning out the questions!)
It was one of those hot, humid summer days, where all I wanted to do was stay indoor in my cool, air-conditioned house. Being too hot even to go to the beach, my little Aidan decided he'd like to hang out with nana and have some 'treats'.
So there we were, just hanging out eating popsicles, when, out of the blue..."Nana, how many penises does God have?" Hmmm...how to answer this one? Once I overcame the initial shock of the question, and fleetingly asking myself where the issue of the multiple penises came from, I proceeded to answer the question as best I could. "I don't think God has any penises, munchkin." "But why, nana?" "Well, God is spirit, and probably doesn't have to go pee, like we do, so he wouldn't need a penis." "Nana, does God have a vagina, if he doesn't have a penis?" "No, bud, God probably doesn't have a vagina, either, even though God could be a girl and not a boy, or maybe God could be both a girl and a boy....! At this point, as you can tell, I took to rambling!
Anyway, my answer seemed to have worked! Oh, how I long for the days when the questions were as simple as "Nana, why is the sky blue?"
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
This past weekend we visited Aidan's Uncle Doug and Auntie Jane, and had some summertime fun splashing in their swimming pool...
|Yikes! It's cold!|
The water was a little cool at first...
|Well, maybe not too cold!|
But it didn't take long...
|Catch me if you can, Uncle Doug!|
To make a splash...
|Look Nana...I can swim!|