Ella (5 yrs) is starting to ask "Why?" to a variety of questions. And she really wants an answer, making my brainpower tested on a daily basis.
Today was "Why do we light off firecrackers on the 4th of July?"
Does anyone realize how hard it is to explain how firecrackers are representative of the explosions during the American Revolution which are set off on the anniversary of our Independence from England?
Yeah. It's tough.
I used the phrases "trying to be the boss of us" and other kid friendly terms, but I am ~very~ firm on the fact I will always explain any question in real ways, no matter what the question. I may explain in terms they can understand (ie: during my FET, we put 'baby eggs' in mommy's belly), but the truth is told.
I'm suddenly reminded of the X Files. "The Truth is Out There."
(is that even from the x files? and am I even right in my explanation of firecrackers?)