INSPIRATION FOR AN IMAGINARY EDWARD HOPPER / ROALD DAHL COLLABORATION.
ISAAC, SOREN: THE ETHICAL DILEMMAS OF POST-HALLOWEEN.
I'm trying to be a better parent every day, but there are some questions I'm still unprepared to answer really well, like:
"So how exactly are babies made?"
"Is this ALL my Halloween candy from last night?"
Some questions just don't have easy answers.*
The following is a theoretical question only:
is lying to children as unacceptable as lying to adults? From a physics standpoint it is, after all, a littler lie, and I remember something about Relativity, which seems applicable here.
Life is mysterious and challenging, but thank goodness for folks like Newton and Kierkegaard who help us make sense of it all. Especially when it comes to constructing children.
*of course THESE questions have very simple and straightforward answers, if one is willing to be completely forthright in responding to them, which I am still not entirely comfortable with
A CERTAIN LOGIC.
"Thor is not cool because he only has a hammer and a hammer is not a weapon. A hammer is a tool."
- anonymous 3-year old
GOOD JOB SON, ONLY FIVE THINGS WENT WRONG TODAY.
1. Trader Joe's:
"Daddy, can I have some turkey?"
"Well, turkeys aren't animals."
-What are they?
2. At Trader Joe's.
"Daddy, can we get some flowers?"
"Why?! Why do we never get flowers?"
3. At home.
"Can I bring this stick inside to play with? It doesn't have any dirt on it."
-It actually does have dirt on it. A lot of dirt. It's falling on your boots while you're talking to me.
"Well I still want to bring it inside, because it's not very dirty."
4. At home.
"I don't want to do mathematics now. I just want to build my blocks. I'm tired of mathematics."
5. At home.
"What are we eating?"
"I didn't want noodles! I wanted rice and tofu...I'm still learning to like noodles!"