Friday, July 23, 2010

excerpt from an actual conversation between L. and me, yesterday

"How does that drawbridge over the canal go up? How do the people know if it's going up so they can have time to get out of the way? Is that water down there? Why is water a fluid? What is that brown stuff in there? Why is there a gate over there? What's this I just picked up off the sidewalk? Do those boats ever go anywhere? Will I ever get any cavities? When am I going to learn to swim? How many more swimming lessons will it be before I learn? What is Grammy doing right now? Why do I keep asking you questions? Why do you keep saying 'I don't know'?"

7 comments:

p-roc's mom said...

She's right, you know. Why IS water a fluid?

We're working on the chicken vs. the egg dilemma at our house, these days. Endless entertainment.

Kris Livovich said...

why don't you know?

Anonymous said...

Grammie's flying over the U S A on her way home from an amazing week in Brooklyn. You're swimming,Lucy! I saw you!!

Anonymous said...

WHY don't you know? Don't you understand? Moms KNOW everything!

Jeremy said...

At ambient atmospheric pressure of 760mmHg & temperature between 0 & 100 celsius the element H20 exists in a liquid state. But I don't know what the brown stuff in the cannal is.

Obnoxio Technicus said...

It's still a fluid when it's water vapor. And H20 is a molecule, not an element.

Anonymous said...

Mr. O Technicus made me laugh. yup. i am laughing thinking you may be Ms. O Technicus. mole-cules are those things that moles have on the end of their snouty-noses. EVERYbody (ask your mom!) knows about mole-cules.