Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cool show and what??

Last night I sat thru Dirty Sexy Money on ABC. I kinda dug it, which usually translates to 4 episodes and cancellation. It has potential for sure.

on to other things...

As of late Littlest March has been doing a lot of the "why" questions. He is 5 so this is pretty normal. Rather than why he uses "how come". Its funny and the questions are way beyond his, as well as my, realm of knowledge. As of late he is just way in to "time". He loves digital clocks and telling you what time it is and asking what time it is and how long will it be before______?

The other day he got me good. He was wondering why the "second numbers" only go up to 59 and no higher. Being clever I said "The clock doesn't know how to count that high, or write if for you!". I thought i had him. "Why daddy?".

Little March hears us and comes in the room and says.."Well there are 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in 1 hour" Wow..i was impressed...but then it comes again

"Why 60"

We stood there...ummmm ahhh. So using the internet I found the reason here.

Read that (if you want) and I ask you..how do you explain that to a 5 year old.

"Well son it has to do with base 10 and .......

3 Comments:

At Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:15:00 AM , Blogger Jenny G said...

That's when you say, "Go ask mom."

 
At Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:51:00 AM , Blogger Jocular Schlemiel said...

Exactly. Ask mom.

Or, just say that the ancient Egyptians wanted to divide up the day equally into smaller parts.

Why daddy?

So that each piece of time is the same as the other pieces of time. No more, no less.

And if he keeps asking why, just drop an elbow on him. That'll get him good.

 
At Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:45:00 PM , Blogger Trish said...

I am still trying to figure it all out *scratching head*

 

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