Questions and More Questions
Emily likes to ask me questions in the car. LOTS of them.
As a result, I take wrong exits, struggle to stay focused on the road, and have insisted that she keep a pad of paper with her to write her questions down these days.
- How is coal made?
- Who was the first person ever?
- How did the first people learn to swing from the trees?
- Why can’t you eat coal?
- My friends don’t wear seatbelts, why should I?
And on and on and on.
This is a good thing. For a while, I was so stressed over the move and work and errands and more that she simply stopped asking questions at all. She could read my stress like a weather vane. Now, less stress equals more questions…and a lot of the same answer, “When we get home, we will look that up.”
At least with the notebook the questions are all in one place. Now if we could just get the page of questions into the house!
I have not signed Emily up for any camps this year, but we will still be plenty busy with activities at the Mid-Continent Public Libraries, the Passport to Adventure, and other local events (Jiggle Jam and more). This morning, as we were driving to a cleaning, I started a list. She had asked yesterday if we could return to the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center off of Troost (she loves the ponds) and also visit a cave we have never seen. Today she asked if we could visit the zoo, ride the train, and participate in the Passport to Adventure. I promptly picked up the passport at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and we will be returning there on May 4th for Playing on the Prairie. It’s free and sounds fun!
And don’t forget Chalk Walk is today. We’ll see you there!
There’s a lot going on out there in the metro, folks. Take a few moments to find some cool stuff for the kids!