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Can I Ask You a Question?

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Children who ask a lot of questions are smart. At least that's what I hear a lot. So when Via started asking questions at around 4 years old, I gladly answered everything. The questions were easy anyway. But as she got older, the questions got harder and harder and she was asking more and more questions. Answering one question would give birth to another and another and another.... it was endless.

Now, every time she says, "Mom, I have a question. My thought bubble is, "Oh no! What is she going to ask now"? It's not that I'm not happy to answer, it's because I just don't have an idea how to answer some of her questions.

Lately, I have resorted to saying, Let's check it out on Google! or Go Google it Via! The questions cover a whole range of topics that jump from one topic to another in a span of a few minutes. Take a look at some of the questions she asked last night just before going to bed.

Waving the iphone in front of my face, "Why is it called Safari and not Google?"

Easy :) "Safari is Apple's internet app and Google is a search engine.

Is there leg cancer? 

Yes, there are many different types of cancer.

What happens in Stage 4 cancer?

Errr...that's the worst stage. The person is likely to die although some do get better even with Stage 4 cancer.

Stage 1? 2? 3? Is there 5?

Ummm....you ask Daddy, he can explain it better.

What does Dengue do?

Dengue is an illness you get when you're bitten by a mosquito carrying the dengue virus. (Hmmm ganun nga ba?)

What is mucus? (Because she has a cough)

It's uh....it builds up in your lungs and makes it difficult to breathe. Hmmm parang mali. I try again. It's sipon and phlegm. Why don't you ask Daddy when you talk to him.

Is there metal in the light bulb? Yes.

How does it help make light? Ummm....remember the gift I gave last Christmas, the science encyclopedia, it tells you how things were invented. Electricity was invented by Thomas Edison. At least I know this.

I go to the bookshelf, find the book and thrust it in her hands. She happily lay down  and started reading.

I hope that's it for tonight. I'm exhaustedI



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