Tuesday, December 15, 2015

first comes magic, then comes science

as we were riding home from school in the dark (because i tutored later than normal today and anyway, it's not that hard to do in these darkest days of the year) henry asked me...

"can a person fly up and sit on the moon at nighttime?"


"if you put a piece of the moon in a broken flashlight, what would happen?  would it work again?"

i very happily refrained from taking the magic out of his questions.

1 comment:

nina said...

There is only one time when I protested a child rearing strategy of my daughter (or actually her husband) -- it's their decision not to insinuate that there is a Santa. You're talking to a person (me) who grew up without Santa, without magic, without much of any pretend. And I just can't wrap my mind around the fact that you would not go along with the Santa game...