Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Google it

Owen got his first bee sting- right on the tip of his finger- while swimming at Rugiagli.  
These pics have nothing to do with the rest of the post, unless you consider the bee's mortality.

Owen has entered the obligatory dinosaur phase of boyhood.  I think it started with a TV show, but he really fell into obsession when I got him an animal encyclopedia with a 20-page feature on the prehistoric creatures.  I've got to get some video of him saying brachiosaurus and triceratops.  Nerdiness is cute on a preschooler.

Here's the surprise (for me at least).  The whole meteor-hit-the-earth-volanoes-exploded-nuclear-winter armageddon that led to the dinosaurs' extinction has Owen pondering his own mortality.  I usually tread lightly around him when it comes to such matters. For example, when he brings me a squashed bug and asks about it, I'll tell him the bug's body stopped working.  I guess I'm working up to distinguishing between body and soul.  I don't know.  I'm trying.

Here's a conversation we had while we were in Italy:

O:     Mommy will my body 'top working someday?
Me:   Yes, baby.  Everybody's body eventually stops working.  But bodies are made to work a loooong time and your body is still new.
O:     Mommy?  Will your body 'top working someday?
Me:   Yes, someday.
O:     Will your body 'top working before my body 'tops working?
Me:   There's no way for us to know that.
O:     Well... can you look it up on the internet?


Aunt Pam said...

Look it up on the's the sign of the times! LOL
Just think, it really wasn't that long ago that we didn't have internet to rely on. Owen is so cute and says the cutest things.

Grandma DD said...

This is so precious. It made me giggle. About the bee sting - at least we know now that he isn't allergic to bees. That's a good thing. Give him a kiss for me. Oh - so we are into dinosaurs now. Hmmmmmmm?

Grandma DD said...

I love going to your site meter to see where all of your viewers are reading from. Wow!! Lots of hits two days ago.

Shelley & Scott said...

Hi Aunt Pam! I'm glad you are enjoying the blog. I'm having fun writing them too!

And I think I have you to thank for the spike in readers, Mom. I noticed your Facebook link ;)

Grandma DD said...

Hehehehehe! I have had numerous people tell me what a fantastic writer you are. One said she must have read for two solid hours and still didn't get enough of your blog. See what I'm telling you?

Coach said...

I remember talking to Owen on the phone when you first bought him some dinosaurs and he was telling me all of their names and what he knew about them. He did an awesome job of pronouncing each one of them. I ask the parents to sit down with their children the week before they graduate from kindergarten and fill out a form about where they want to attend college and what they want to be when they grow up. It was interesting when two students answered by saying the college they were going to attend was the internet. Yes, Shelley and Pam it is a sign of the times.