My toddler has started asking questions. The famous phase to continue for years, as I've been told. Huh.
Last time, I showed him several conkers from horse chestnut and then we stumbled upon conkers that had just fallen down from another tree, a sweet chestnut. And I told him they are not the same.
'A sweet chestnut conker ... has a tail.' I explained the difference. After a looong pause.
Nothing else fell into my mind at that moment. Not the obvious
- sweet chestnut is edible, the other one not.
- sweet chestnut is less shiny in appearance.
- sweet chestnut has a different form of leaves
- (anything else)
But no. '...has a tail?!?'
And at that moment it just hit me: I need to learn a lot, folks. A lot. :)
Before I became a parent, I knew I'd have to learn a lot about parenting, about all sorts of stuff related to baby care and growing up as a family, and certain mom stuff earlier inexplicable to me... But what I didn't know was that I'd have to pay for every. Skipped. Lesson. in biology and chemistry and-the-like. Ugh.
How do you keep up with all those questions when posed by your toddlers? Wikipedia? Google? ;)