Losing time

30 Mar

You really shouldn’t bother telling a nearly-three year-old that you lost an hour last night. My nephew’s reaction was to look for it under the sofa.

This made me wonder what he thought he would find. What does he think an hour of time looks like?

Other recent scientific questions have included, “Where’s the rest of the moon gone?” and “Can you wash water?”

Ummmmmmm… well…. eat your dinner.

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2 Responses to “Losing time”

  1. Susan in TX 30/03/2011 at 7:30 pm #

    I love toddler/preschooler questions. My mother used to tell me that the more questions they asked, the more signs of intelligence they were showing (don’t miss that this was their *grandmother* speaking). I have to admit that there were a few times she said that that I secretly prayed for slightly “less intelligent” kids — just for a day or two at least. ;)

  2. Tamsyn Wilson 05/04/2011 at 9:34 am #

    The time he asks most questions is in the car. His favourite is to point down a random road while we are stopped at a junction and ask “Where does that road go, Mummy?”
    Other favourites are:
    “When will we see a bus/train/lorry/grab loader?”
    “When will we see a house with a green door?”
    “Where is that man going?”
    Most of which are met with the stock reply “I don’t know, Joel, let’s sing a song.”

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