This morning, Jet randomly asked me, “Don’t you think our bodies are weird?”
These questions always make me a little nervous. I never know where they’re headed. Is he expecting a certain answer from me? What, exactly, is cooking in that little brain of his? Is this a conversation I even want to have? Maybe he needs to talk to his daddy about this?
More and more, I’m seeing a little boy/young man emerge where my baby boy once was. His sense of humor has developed, and he truly makes me laugh sometimes…. and not just because he wasn’t intending to be funny.
But I firmly believe that every moment is a teachable moment, so, this morning, I bravely answered him with, “Well, I think it’s pretty cool the way God designed our bodies just perfectly to do all the things we need them to do. Some things, they do without us even thinking about it!”
Jet: “Yeah! Like how we have two legs… it would be really tiring to only have one leg, hopping so much to get from place to place. I mean, you’d have to lean against a lot of walls to rest, and it would just take forEVER to get anywhere!”
Me: “Well, yes… that’s true!”
Jet: “Or how you have two hands! I mean, can you imagine only having one hand?!”
Me: “Well, no -”
Jet: “It would be really hard to pick up certain things, like heavy things!”
Me: ”Yes, it wou-”
Jet: ”Or to do other things!”
Me: ”Like hug -”
Jet: ”Like operate a crane!”
Me: “… Um, well, I guess you do need two hands to -”
Jet: “Of COURSE you do, Mommy!”
Sometimes I wonder if I’m even necessary for certain conversations….