Saturday, February 18, 2006

Conversations with a Six Year Old

My son: "Dad, before God made everything, were there colors?"

Me, feeling confident: "Nope. Before there was light, there were no colors, because light makes colors when it bounces off of stuff."

My son: "But if there was no light, then everything was dark. Dark is black, and black is a color."

Me, markedly less confident: "But black isn't really a color, because it is just the absence of light."

My son: "Black is a color."

Me: "I do believe it's time for bed."

4 Comments:

Blogger DRJ said...

Don't you hate it when they ruin a perfect parenting moment by outsmarting us?

It's a good thing we want our kids to be smarter than we are, but it would be nice if they would wait until after they move out to do it.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Bill M said...

...but it would be nice if they would wait until after they move out to do it.

Yeah, what you said!

12:44 PM  
Blogger DWPittelli said...

He asked of there were "colors" -- plural. So you win.

8:50 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

Wait until he sees a prism with white going in and ROYGBIV coming out...

3:21 PM  

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