Xander (7): You know, chemistry is the bridge between every different type of science. It’s like chemistry is the roots and trunk, and anatomy, astronomy and biology are the branches, and philosophy is a falling leaf.
Me: Which branch is philosophy falling from?
Xander: I’m not sure. I don’t really know all the factions of science yet. I only know a few so far.
Xander (7): Is Santa real?
Millie (5): OF COURSE he is! If he wasn’t real, who leaves the presents on Christmas Eve?!
Xander: Well, what if when it’s really late, the parents put out the gifts from Santa and write “from Santa” on those gifts. Is that one theory?
Millie (5) looking at the PBS Kids App: Xander, what does this say?
Xander (7): That says “Live TV.”
Millie: What does it mean?
Xander: It means that this show is playing right now somewhere in a hotel.
We primarily use streaming and DVDs for the media our kids watch. The only time they see broadcast television is when we stay at hotels. Apparently Xander thinks that’s the only place you can watch live television. Funny!
Xander (7) had a school assignment to pick out any poem and read it. The lesson plan suggested nursery rhymes, but Xander insisted on reading Shakespeare because he heard his poems were really good. So we looked up Shakespeare’s sonnet 106 and read it together.
When we finished, Xander sat there silent for a minute and then took a deep breath.