May 14, 2004
My Son Asks the Tough Questions
We have been working with our two-year-old, Michael, on basic knowledge of God.
Today he came up to his mother and asked: "Mommy, who made the Moon?"
"Who made the Moon, Mikey?" she asked (this is a whole conversational method my son has invented, whereby he asks us the question he wants us to ask him).
"God made the moon." was his reply. "Who made the Sun?"
"Who made the Sun, Mikey?"
"God made the Sun. Who made airplanes?"
We should have known this question would come up. Mikey has been absolutely obsessed with airplanes since our March trip to Brazil. We should have been prepared for the inevitable.
Now we have to try to decide: do we raise him believing in the Wright Brothers, or Santos Dumont? Or, do we teach him both and let him decide when he gets older? How do we know he will make the Wright (oops, I mean "right") decision?
I can't seem to find any parenting guides that deal specifically with the "who invented the airplane?" question, so I guess we are just going to have to wing it.
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