Before I had kids I was interested in certain things and I wanted to know nothing about many othes.
But kids ask the most fascinating questions.
“How do they make glass?”
“What makes a car break if it hasn’t been in a crash?”
“What makes the wind blow?’
More and more I find myself curious – what are the detailed answers, not the ones any adult can give?
As I was lying in bed one night, I caught myself thinking, “It would be interesting to compare the chemical formula of sugar to that of stevia and figure out exactly where the sweetness comes from.” Chemical formula? Last time I’ve seen one and it meant anything to me was at school, a very long time ago. I wouldn’t have a clue how to even begin figuring it out! (What keeps you awake at night?)
I’m grateful that my children have guided me to that curiosity again, the desire to know things, all kind of things, for no practical reason.
The world is such an interesting place…