I am in the midst of parenting bliss, and I know it!! Both my kids are as creative, enjoyable, thoughtful and helpful as they have ever been. I have left the sleepless nights, running at the park to catch a falling toddler, and endlessly cleaning the floor of finger-foods behind me. I soon will venture into pre-teen and teen drama, mood swings, an empty fridge and worry about my kids driving. For now, I am reveling in all the interesting things my children have to say. They are wealths of knowledge about grade-school topics.
Our girl has a way of getting our attention when something is particularly interesting.
"Hear this Dada!...
did you know the sun has spots
did you know that Earth is the 3rd planet from the sun, and mars is 4th
the sun is 15 billion degrees
the sun is the biggest star,
Boys: No it isn't
Girlt: I mean in the solar system
Dada, hear this....."
I imagine each bit of trivia like a newsboy selling newspapers (remember those?) on the corner. To her, it is that exciting.