Mommy, the Dunce7/02/2014
So, we make it home, and I promptly look up her question, and we go over the answer together. I fear I'm inadvertently squashing her curiosity, and believe me when I say they are really good questions, but I do wish I knew some of these things on my own. Not just to fuel my self esteem, but because I don't want her to stop asking me questions because she expects I won't know the answer. And, by the way, where does she come up with this stuff? It's great... absolutely great, but really.... phew!
These questions range from how things work, to why things happen, and beyond, and come entirely out of nowhere. I know my own mind can get off on its tangents, but this girl's mind must be moving faster than the speed of light at any given second! I love that she's trying to figure out the world, and that she wants to understand even the simplest things. I remember asking my mom questions as a kid, but not nearly as often as L does, or anywhere near as sophisticated.
What am I to do?
I know she doesn't expect me to know everything, but I genuinely feel like I say "I don't know," or "I'm not sure" more frequently than I provide answers. I really am afraid she will think I'm stupid, and will stop coming to me. I want to answer these questions for her, help encourage her curiosity and desire to learn, but what can I do? I need to know....