On this fine day I am reminded to count my blessings...
I am thankful that I have been a science teacher long enough to field questions such as:
"Mommy, how do they make velcro?"
"Mommy, can I help you do.... (bill in the blank)" or "Mommy, why..... (fill in the blank)"
It is my teaching instincts that keep me quick on my feet to at least MAKE UP a pluasable answer when I do not know the real one, and to keep my patience long enough to encourage days full of experimenting and constant questioning.
I am also thankful that I have been a parent long enough to know how to field things like:
"Mommy, DO NOT come in the bathroom!"
My parenting instincts kick in here. Always. ALWAYS. Go in the bathroom when you are instructed by your child not to do so.