Friday, January 16, 2009

Which Came First?

Roo (the girl, age 3.5): "Mommy, why are cherries round?"

Schmoo (the boy, age 5.5): "That's how God made them."

Roo (with great anger and indignation): "No, God didn't make them . . . they come from SEEDS!!!"

Enter Mommy who is both a bit both amused and impressed by the profound undercurrents of their exchange and who averts a crisis by being simplistic and reductionist in the face of such profundity.

Mommy: Actually, you're both right. Who wants more?

Crisis interruptus.

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