Back Seat Ponderings
Mom, do donkeys ever get sick?
I was just driving to the grocery store, feeling the warmth on my head thru the sun roof, when Truman piped up out of nowhere with this question. 'huh?" I said. " Do donkeys ever get sick? " I had to answer him, explaining that donkeys probably get sick, but I've never really seen a sick one. All I wanted to say was " what in the world made you think of that?" So I did. He explained in a very matter of fact way that he just thought that if there are animal doctors called vets, (which he learned about on Animal Planet yesterday), then animals must get sick, so he wondered if donkeys were one of those animals.
I find it so refreshing that kids verbalize the bizarre questions that run through their heads, never stopping to think that they might sound goofy asking them out loud. Can you imagine what would happen if we removed the logical filter that prohibits our random thoughts from flying out of our mouths? My husband probably wishes I had a little tighter fit on mine sometimes. How freeing would it be to let the crazy questions fly?
Okay, no joke, as I am writing this Truman is playing G.I. Joes at my feet. He just looked up and said " do all snakes swim?" I'm wrapping this up to go on-line and find out.