Saturday, 12 March 2011
When the Wind Blows
Gertie is never short of a question, or an opinion. Here's last night's conversation over the dinner table.
"Mum, why can't you see the wind?"
(Stumped briefly) "Um. That is a very good question. Let me just think about that for a moment." (Racking brains for some kind of plausible scientific response...)
"Shall I tell you, Mummy?"
"Oh. Yes. Ok, then, please."
"Well, it's because the wind is actually the breath of a man with a big cloud head. So it's breath. That's why you can't see it."
Move over Professor Brian Cox.
Meanwhile, Gilby has been busy circumnavigating the safety gate put at the top of the stairs purely for his benefit. I caught him climbing through the banisters whilst the stair gate was closed. This is far more dangerous than simply going up and down the stairs.
Both gifted in their different ways...