Monday, June 7, 2010

Oh...That's How it Works

The boy has become the talker and I love it! Everything leads to a question which leads to another question to another question to another question...I think you get the point :) It totally doesn't bother me because he genuinely wants to know everything and he is not going to give up easily. So...I patiently answer his questions and wait for the next one. There is always the moment in these conversations that my answer somehow makes sense all of a sudden and all the questions he's been asking all come together in one "it makes sense" moment and his reply is always..."oh...that's how it works." It cracks me up every time.

He's been fascinated with a building by our house that has been under construction. We literally drive by it every day and he anxiously awaits the rounding of the corner until he can see the building and every day he asks, "can we go in it yet?" My reply is always the same, "Not yet. It's not done being built." To which his reply is "What's being built?" So we have a discussion about what construction means and that the building needs doors and windows and walls before anyone can go in. Just last week the building got all it's doors and windows. This made the boy very excited and he exclaimed "It has doors and windows! We can go in it now?" My reply was very unsatisfactory for him as I explained that the inside still had to be finished so that a business could open. "What's a business?" Was his reply...

So we discussed what that meant with a million questions in between. He has not had an "oh that's how it works" moment with this one yet. I can't wait until the building is done...neither can he... :)