My 13 year old daughter and I were studying Science the other day…….
“OMG!” – Yes people, she spells it out.
“Is that true mom?”
“Is what true? Work with me here kid, I’m not a mind reader.”
“Is it true that a hecka long time ago people thought that the sun, other planets, and all the stars orbited around Earth?”
“Well that’s stupid.”
“Why is that stupid?”
“Because it obviously doesn’t. DUH! Everything revolves around the sun.”
“And you know that because, why?”
“I know that because I learned that in Science. Hello? and because I just know that.”
“Really? So you know all this because someone told you this and you’ve read it in a book.”
“Um…. yeah. I guess so.“
“Well maybe a long time ago, kids were taught that everything revolved around the Earth and so they just grew up believing that.”
She sat there quietly for a few moments. I noticed steam emerging from her ears as if she struggled through a thought and then….
“Well that’s just dumb.”
“Why is that dumb? “
“Because you have to be really self-centered to believe that everything revolves around you.”
I love my children. I love my children. I love my children. I love my children.