I love my children and their quick wit. Or so I am saying right now. Charlie is doing a Spectrum Science workbook and we have been discussing the difference between theory and law. To give an example about theory, I had him stand up. Then I told him to float. He tried for a couple of minutes and finally said "I can't" in that "Mom, you are acting strange" voice.
When I asked him why he couldn't float, he said "Because of gravity." I explained how gravity is a law of science. He asked about birds and said that they can fly. I said "That is another law" and went on to explain it and how that is the way that God made them.
I briefly went into theory and mentioned the theory of evolution. I told him this is what we will come across quite a bit, but to remember that it is a theory and not a scientific law. I told him that there are scientists that think we evolved from monkeys. Primates. That there are a lot of people who believe that and look at it as fact. Then I asked him the question.
"Did we come from primates?"
"Where did we come from?"
Smart alek. I gave him a "look" and he laughed. He then said "The God of Israel." He has my sarcasm. Lovely. I'm in trouble.
Hannah lost her crayons already. I am going to buy 100 boxes of crayons and hide them. I bought each of the children a box of crayons, a box of colored pencils, loose paper, a three ring binder, three single subject notebooks each, and had them each pick out their own backpack. They love it and Bethany has been carrying hers with her everywhere.