It is good that they ask questions.

It is good that they ask questions. It is good that they ask questions. It is good that they ask questions. It is good that they ask questions. It is good that they ask questions. It is good that they ask questions. It is good that they ask questions. It is good that they ask questions. It is good that they ask questions.

It is. It’s good.

It means they are curious. So even though I am already mentally exhausted from answering the one about how there can possibly be an END to the Grand Canyon, I will still have a stab at the next one, which has to do with whether I am old enough to remember soldiers at Fort Snelling (it was decommissioned in 1946).

It means they (sometimes) still regard me as a knowledgeable authority. So even though I have no idea which river is truly the longest in the world, I will look it up while they are still impressed with me.

It means they value my opinion. So while now, walking in public, might not be the time I’d have chosen to discuss the feasibility of making a baby without first being married, I will not waste the opportunity to talk to them while they are listening.

It means they are paying attention. So even though it breaks my heart, and I am terrified of saying the wrong thing and scaring or hurting them, or of stumbling into details they don’t need to know, I will not let that keep me from answering when they want to know why the flags are at half-staff, and whether the police officers were hurt when they stopped that man in Colorado.

It is good that they ask questions.

I just wish I had better answers.

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About Grape

I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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