Thursday, June 07, 2007

Things I've Been Asked

"Where did the alphabet come from?"
Wow, how do you answer that one? I finally told Addie that some guys made up the alphabet a really long time ago so that Mommy's could read their kids stories. That seemed to work.

While we were playing with the glass pebbles you put in fishbowls, Addie said, "Momma, we use this money at church?" This kid loves church! She wants to go to church every day. She corrects Adam if he doesn't hold his hands correctly while praying. She corrects us if we forget to say prayers. Somehow I'm not sure the church office would find it cute that we're putting glass pebbles in the collection basket. We'd better attach a note!

1 comment:

Won-ton said...

Without getting all scholarly on you, the easiest answer would be: "The Greeks". Unless you want to explain the whole Bronze Age, Proto-Sinaitic script, and the evolution of vowels. The Greeks invented to alphabet so they could bet on sports. Daddy would like this answer...

Boy, all those years of Catholic education and Adam still doesn't know how to hold his hands? I barely even go to church, and I still know all the prayers including the apostle's creed...