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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How the F@%# Should I Know?

Mad respect for all of you home schoolers out there!  I don't know how you do it.  I mean seriously, how in the world do you know all of the answers??  My 4-year old Jackson has hit the curiosity stage.  Everything has become a question:

What are stars made of?
Where do lady bugs live?
What do sharks eat?
What day is it?
What is fog?
Where do lady bugs sleep?
How many dollars make up a nickel?
How much does this pumpkin weigh?
What is in lettuce?
What do lady bugs eat?

Some of these obviously I am able to answer, but I have to admit, I went to a pretty crappy public school and quite frankly didn't learn a whole hell of a lot.  Follow that up with four years of college where I received a degree in RECREATION Management, well let's just say I wasn't shooting for any stars.  

I grew up with a mom who was a school teacher and not only could have answered every question off his Nosey McNoserton lips, but she likely would have had an arts and crafts project to go along with the answer.  I on the other hand, did not inherit these traits, and look to others like his teachers to assist in the "correct" answer.  God forbid I send him to school telling all his friends that sharks prefer human meat over any other.  

Last week, after saying our prayers he began to ask me questions like:

Where does God live?
How can he hear us?
How can we see him?

Now here is an area that I dare not screw up.  Santa Claus questions I can work my way around, but God, well that's just territory I'm not willing to wreck.  And so, I am happy to admit, we are now Church Goers.  I've been wanting to start attending Church with the boys for a while now, and last week's questions I believe were a sign that there is no time like the present.  So I visited the local Methodist Church, which is what I attended before moving to Colorado.  I felt very welcome and look forward to taking the boys this weekend.  But I do have to say, there was one thing that scared me: apparently the parents take turns teaching Sunday School.  YIKES!!!!!  Guess I better pull out that Bible and start studying!


  1. I feel like this is how my HUSBAND feels when I get into that 'curious' state of mind. I just really randomly asks him questions, that may be related to something we are seeing/hearing/doing. You know, they just come up! And I feel the need to ask!

    He'll answer me back with, "Baby, I really don't know. How am I suppose to know?". Hahahaha! I feel like a kid or just horribly stupid! :))

  2. Our son is 2 and I just FEEL the tough questions coming...

  3. You know what, my son certainly made us more ACTIVE church goers. Reading a children's bible to him as his bedtime story has helped me tremendously. As for all the other questions, I simply say, "You know what? Let's go look it up on the internet." Did you know that dragonflies eat bees! Who knew!

  4. My 10 year old son looks like he's hit his 4 year old curiosity stage. He asks questions about EVERYTHING! But since he's older - we send him to google.

    Khloé Gadson

  5. Just when you think you can't be surprised your children will stun you every time. I've been there with five children of my own.

    I'm happy to hear you've found a church home. We are in Colorado as well but haven't found a church we can call home yet! My children are older but they need the spiritual connection now more than ever.

  6. I totally know what you mean. My kids ask lots of questions too and it can be draining and straining.

    Good to see you are getting the God answers, straight from the source.

  7. It is quite tiring to get questions all day. My parents had 7 of us doing that to them...yikes!

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  9. Yes...all the questions I remember too well. You can feel like pulling your hair out somedays:) But in the is all worth it. One technique that works well...every time he has a question...Just say...that is an awesome question...lets research it...then him and you pull up Google on the computer and read what it says to him. It will teach him to be more self reliant and he can find answers for himself. This worked well for my girls.

  10. I get the God questions too... the latest one was "If God is everywhere, does that mean he's in my tummy too?" -__-

    Good luck teaching Sunday School. :)

  11. I know exactly what you're going through. My daughter just turned 4 and the questions are non-stop and she keeps repeating them. I do my best to explain things to her so when she starts asking the ridiculous questions like "why" after I've already explained it, I have to tell her to stop!