By MONTY DIMOND
There is nothing better than seeing the look on a mini human’s face when they’re trying to figure out how the world works.
Sometimes their curiosity leads to the most adorable but often curly questions. As the grown ups, it rests on our shoulders to fill in the blanks for them and yet sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be an answer fit for such fabulous questions.
Although I am thoroughly enjoying my one year old’s vocabulary which consists of “da” and “woof”, I can’t wait for him to start asking me questions like the ones below.
Isaac, age 4: “What does Santa smell like?”
This was asked to my friend Abbie who is Isaac’s Nanny. She promptly turned it back on him and asked what he thought. His reply, “I think he would smell like a mixture of strawberries and magic”. I could wrap Issac in some prosciutto and eat him whole for his heavenly question and response. Strawberries and magic are a far more superior scent than booze and BO, which I’m sure many shopping centre Santa’s ooze of.
Another question Issac pondered the other day was “Are there dinosaurs in heaven?”.
Abbie’s response was, “anything you could ever want is in heaven”. This obviously excited the bejesus out of him. If this was the truth, my heaven would be full to the brim of Cadbury creations chocolates (the popping candy type), never ending episodes of the Beverly Hills Housewives and Ben Affleck topless serving me cold pineapple juice.
Hugo, age 6: “Was everything in black and white in the olden days?”
This question made Hugo’s Dads day. And why wouldn’t it. What a clever thing to ponder. If olden day telly is anything to go by the simple answer to that is yes. As far as Hugo (and I) know the world changed from black and white to colour in 1953. I am yet to see any proof that colour was around before that date. My Grandparents inform me that the world has always been full of colour. (I call bullshit)