Patience Grasshopper Patience is still in effect
Greg woke up early this morning. Since I had not walked Mya yet I asked him whether he wanted to join me – he did! Just as we were heading out the door he asked “Mommy…Why do we live?”
It was 6:50 am!!! What is he thinking?!
I asked him what context was he asking it about? Was it “Why do we exist?”
After we confirmed he and I had the same idea of what ‘exist’ meant he answered “Yes”. OK – I think I’ve got a way to respond to THAT one. I explained that he had just asked a question people have been pondering for years (paused to allow for an explanation of pondering) and that truly I did not know the answer. “Really?” he said with disbelief.
I touched on our purpose, our uniqueness – our dharma – and how humans are differentiated by the ability to reason and choose. We ended up going off on a few other tangents and then Gregory said “Wow! That was a ½ hour!” It wasn’t – we’d only gone 15 minutes in a 20 minute walk. “Really?”
He eventually figured out where he had got this question – and said there was an answer – but that he could not remember the answer only that it was from a Pokemon movie. I reminded him that while much of what is on video and movies can be based upon some form of the real world – much of it may also be someone’s imagination and he should keep this in mind.
My face is on perma-smile as I type this DoWoo. My little man is a real conversationalist! He is also a treasure I have been blessed to guide (if that is an opinion, I’ll accept it, say thank you and move on). I truly look forward to his next big question.
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