Preschooler cosmology

Microblog_MondaysI spent most of the weekend in the library, trying to meet my new deadline for the dissertation.

Saturday afternoon I came home to find Q. and E. outside staining the fence.

“We had a really interesting conversation at lunch,” Q. told me.

Apparently E. became interested in how the world came to be, and started asking his father how the earth was created, and who made it, and where did it come from.

Q. answered his questions as best he could, but apparently his answers weren’t satisfactory because E. then proceeded to come up with his own explanation.

According to E., the world was made by Americans in a factory in Mexico and they brought it over in a pickup truck.

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11 responses to “Preschooler cosmology

  1. Cute! You wonder where kids come up with these sorts of things…

  2. Jen

    It’s amazing when you get a little insight into how they see the world : )

  3. Try proving this child wrong. And then come back and tell us about it. 🙂

  4. a

    A.) That must have been some kind of pickup truck! and B.) I’m curious to know what Q told E in order to generate that kind of alternate explanation. Kids are hilarious!

  5. This is HILARIOUS. Kid worlds are the best. ❤

  6. A.

    Hmm, well, he’s got an early jump on understanding ‘globalization!’

  7. Makes perfect sense!

  8. Turia

    It did make me laugh. Q. says that he told E. that the world made itself. Apparently this wasn’t good enough.

  9. Mel

    Funny, that explanation was missing from my science books 🙂 Love the answer.

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