Wednesday, April 30, 2008

One more step and the monkey gets it.

I have been trying to decide for some time the best way to explain some of the fundamental concepts of evolution to my children. I figure if they are never too young to learn about the Buy-Bull then they are never too young to start learning how to think critically about life. Books that attempt to explain the elegance of evolution to small children are hard to come by. Therefore, you can imagine how happy I was to learn in this week’s issue of New York magazine that even the Four Horsemen are throwing their hats into the ring.

However, until that children’s book is published I am left to my own devices. I have been trying different tactics to see what elicits some interest from my target audience. More on that later.

And while I’m not deliberately trying to persuade my kids one way or the other, I do start off the lecture by holding up this stuffed animal and telling them that if they fail to see the logic in what I am saying the monkey loses a finger. This works wonders in getting my point across, especially after the part where I tell them that the monkey is actually a relative.

6 comments:

Louise Ann Donahue said...

You're heartless!

Godless Sunday said...

Actually its the stuffed animal thats heartless but don't tell them that, I've got a good thing going here. Captive audiences are hard to come by.

Steph said...

Totally off topic here, but where'd you get that cute monkey? I have a thing for plush monkeys.

Godless Sunday said...

I got him at....ALBERSTONS. I was going to post the link but he is not showing up on their site. I know, monkeys are so darn cute!!!

womaninawindow said...

OH no! You've had very naughty children. I don't see any fingers left on that poor monkey at all. Brutishly funny!

Card Collector said...

Was the middle finger the last one removed? If I were you, I would have left it to show how natural selection really works.