When Chris sent me her guest post on answering the never-ending questions that our children ask, I knew I had to take advantage of the time I had with Biz. (If you haven’t read her post, read it now.)
Daycare was closed last week, which meant it was just him and me until G got off the school bus at 3:30pm. Because of the earlier vacation schedule this year, we weren’t able to take our normal family time. I’m solo parenting until tax day.
Though I had plenty of work to do, blog posts and newsletters to write, presentations to prepare for and emails to respond to, I decided that I would only work at night or while Biz was napping. The one exception was when I called in for a regular morning meeting while Biz watched Ice Age. (He’s still talking about watching the movie.)
I had a lot of late nights last week. But it was worth it. We played and ate macaroni and cheese, created art and built awesome LEGO creations.
And I listened. Because Biz is a talker. He’s got A LOT to say, and the things that come out of his mouth are pretty amazing. Plus, it’s not too often that I have Biz all to myself. Being the younger brother means that his big brother G is usually around as well.
On the day Chris’ post published, I decided we needed to hop in the car and drive to Boothbay so we could make our first visit to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Though it was unseasonably cold and there wasn’t much in bloom, we had the beautiful grounds mostly to ourselves.
There were roosters crowing loudly, much to Biz’s delight, and he was able to introduce them to his hand-painted (by him) T-rex.
T-rex had a fun adventure with us, as did Biz’s baby chicks. “They are invisible, you know.” (At some point, I’ll blog about Biz’s invisible animals. He’s developed their characters since he could put together a sentence.)
During our hour-long trip in the car, and throughout the day, I paid attention to all of Biz’s questions.
- Can you do a split, Mommy?
- Are jet packs in the real world?
- Did you know that ducks lay eggs?
- How do bunnies have babies?
- Why don’t daddy bunnies have babies?
- What does blind mean?
- Do you think we can take a jet pack to the sun?
- Is Peter Pan a real man that can fly?
- Can things really be invisible? (When I said things don’t just become invisible, he noted that air is invisible, so obviously some things can be.)
- Why do I have to follow your directions?
I answered the questions to the best of my ability and even attempted to do a split for Biz. (Note to self: You can’t do a split anymore.)
Though I was exhausted from all the walking and listening (seriously, this kid can talk!), it was a wonderful day.
And a wonderful week.
What questions have you answered this week?