I have the most interesting conversations with the kids I watch! Zander is now five, and very curious about a lot of things. I never know what question will come out of his mouth next.
Yesterday, he showed me some window decorations that he helped put up. One was a skeleton. I asked him if he had fun putting them up.
“No. It was boring. Mom sprayed the window with water and I put the stickers on, and that’s all.” Was his answer.
Then he asked, “How old are skeletons?”
We then had a conversation about how skeletons are inside all of us, and they are the same age as we are. I told him his is five years old and mine is fifty-eight years old. I think he started to understand about skeletons.
His next question, “What is inside of us?”
So, we started talking about all that is inside of us. He seemed interested as I listed the organs and their functions. Then, he blurted out, “Farts are inside of us, too!”
It took me by surprise, but I didn’t laugh! I have to keep control when kids are very serious about something and to me it is funny. It would be rude to laugh. I explained why we get gas build up and that everyone in the world does this.
“Even YOU?” he asked.
I told him yes, even me. It is a natural part of life.
Then, he made his profound statement. “Farts are important.”
I agreed, and that was the end of the conversation. I wonder what questions today will bring?