December 17, 2008 12:25pm CST
Hi mylot-ters!!! how would you answer this question from a 4 year old kid: Where does the nails come from? Have you been asked by a kid questions that made you stop and think? Kindly share it to us. Thanks
17 Dec 08
That would be an easy question to answer to a 4 year old kid, than this: "How was i created?" isnt it more complicated to answer? I dont have kids yet but that question came from my younger brother when he was still a curious little boy. I answered that truthfully and things became more and more complicated. While I was explaining to him, how science works, he encountered and heard other words that was new to him, and would asked about it. Imagine how many new words that he heard while i was explaining to him? It took us many minutes for that simple question. Especially, that there are some sensitive words that i should not mention. Its really hard to answer kids question. Though its very simple to answer but if an innocent kid will ask you, it will be the most difficult question youve encountered.
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17 Dec 08
4 year old are very curious creatures. I hear momma how about as much as I hear do I have to LOL. The nail question I am not sure on how to answer in terms of understanding for the child. Thank goodness mine has not asked this yet! I will have to do research and then put it into kid terms to answer LOL. One of the best ones I have gotten this year came about just a few weeks ago. My son inspected the house room for room and then walked up to me with big eyes and said Mommy how is Santa going to get in to bring me all my toys we don't have a Chimney? He considered the fireplace as being his entranced but then asked if he would fit or if he might break the glass doors if he used it? Kids I tell you they think things through! I finally got him calmed down and told him Santa always somehow got in my house and I didn't have a chimney or a fireplace. The next good question I got was a real good one. We wrote his Santa letter for him for school so it could be published in our local paper. He had quite a few items on that list. In a few days he looks at me and asks if Santa is going to bring him everything on that list he asked for when I told him probably not everything he asked for he looks at me and says well why not I have been a good boy? Again KIDS. I explained that I am sure Santa will bring him some wonderful gifts but that he can't bring the good girls and boys everything they ask for because he has so many to bring toys to and that in a years time him and the elves could never make enough toys if he took EVERYTHING each child asked for. This satisfied him and he said well I sure hope Santa brings me this and that which I asked for. Each of these things has taught me a valuable lesson: We must be careful what we tell our kids unless we want to be put on the spot later! When you tell them something you better think it through long and hard because their little minds can twist it to their own advantage leaving us to explain the whys of what we have told them. Clever little children keep us young and on our toes!
17 Dec 08
thank you scarletrose_2000. Thats a truly funny experience. Have you tried saying that Santa would choose among his list the best gift for him. And that he's great because he gave santa choices. but then again this could also lead to a much longer list next christmas! lol