Tuesday, June 17, 2008

C3PO, British and Balless?

Sorry I've been remiss as of late. It's just that my son asked me a question and I have been using all of my free time contemplating it. You know how sometimes out of no where your children will hit you with a question that is so profound, so totally unexpected you just really have to sit back and marvel and the genius of their innocence? Well, last week I had such a day. When my son looked at me with those big brown eyes full of curiosity, for a brief moment in time I was completely reassured and free of worry. Because I knew that somewhere, somehow, all of those days spent teaching valuable lessons to my offspring about the importance of observation is really starting to pay off. I mean, what better way to measure the inner workings of a mind than by quality of the questions that mind asks? I believe it was Dr. Samuel Johnson that said, "Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."

Touche, I say. Yes. Yes, indeed. I am proud. So. Very. Proud.


Charlie: Mom?

Me: Yes son.

Charlie: Do robots have penises?

13 comments:

lilmomthatcould.com said...

Can't type laughing so hard- GENIUS!

womaninawindow said...

Did he really ask this? REALLY? I would like this kid. And he would really like my son!

Danielle said...

Snicker! That is hysterical!

And a very valid question.

Have fun contemplating that one!

Katrina said...

Well, it depends...is it a boy robot or a girl robot or a girl robot with a creative maker who doesn't want her to have to rely on a boy robot? So much to consider. ;o)

Scary Mommy said...

Deep Thoughts by Brown Eyed Boy.
Too funny!!!
I vote no :)

Susiewearsthepants said...

These are the stories that make me long for a little boy. That is so funny. :)

Kathy from atheisthomeschool.com said...

that was cute- update on Lisa, please. I'm annoyed that they shaved all of her hair. that might take away my will to live.

The Mighty Beluga said...

"ah, m'dear boy, depends on what the function of the robot is..."

Godless Sunday said...

Mighty B: Ain't that the truth!

Judy said...

Oh, that's priceless! LOL! Bless him - and you're right, you can judge intelligence by the questions asked. He sounds like a bright little spark! Does he also have a good sense of humour? I believe that to be another good 'intelligence meter'.

I tagged you. It's fun, but don't feel obliged. ;)

Sunny said...

That is a good one!ha ha!
SO, what did you tell him???

Lady Language said...

Your son reminds me of my own and at the young age of 6 1/2, his questions are exhausting. I think they would be great friends if we were neighbors :-)

Desiree said...

rad