Friday, July 29, 2011

Teachable Moments

"Mom, why does that truck have a cow on it?"

I didn't see the truck myself, so I said, "I don't know."

"Maybe it has milk in it."

"Yeah, that's possible."

"Or maybe it's carrying cows."

"Maybe," I replied.  "That's a good hypothesis.  Do you know what a hypothesis is?" I asked, trying to make it an educational conversation.


"Oh.  Really?  What is it?" I asked.

"An idea you can test."

It was a way better answer than I was going to give her.  She learned it on Dinosaur Train.  Thank you, PBS.  You have taught my daughter far better than I ever could.