Yesterday’s dinner convo with the Cuddly Kids went something like this:
We were having stir fried noodles with beef and baby carrots and bits of omelette. As we were eating, it went like this:
“I know what beef in BM is mum! Daging Lembu!”
(mum nods as she eats).
“That can’t be right mum, Lembu means COW!”
“J1, yes, beef is from cows”.
(silence for a sec while we eat).
then J1 says: “what happens if you don’t have a heart?”
Mum stops eating. “What sort of question is that?” J2 stops shovelling food in mouth and says “You are dead.” (then goes back to shovelling food in mouth).
J1 explains that he once saw a pig’s heart on sale in a deli, wondered what happened to the pig. “He’s dead” (j2 goes back to eating). so we talk about how the heart pumps blood (and thus oxygen) to the whole body etc.
(subject covered, back to eating).
Then we talk about how animals don’t drink milk as such like us, only mammals as babies will drink milk from their mummies. Then j1 pipes up:
“If the first person to be born was born, what about his parents? If they’re the first person, where would they come from?”
mum stops eating and thinks. I thought… hmm Darwinism, theological/evolution would be a bit much I think. So my only answer was: “That is a questions that has puzzled scientists for years.Eat your dinner, please.”
And so we did. haha I kinda love these crazy questions that kids can throw at you cos wow.. heck of a lot of thinking power needed hehehehe
and yes, some people tell me that my kids are odd. 🙂 Much like their mum!