A few weeks ago, Jake & I were snuggling together while he was trying to fall asleep.
“Mommy?” he asked, “Why do we have toes?”
I had to think because I honestly could not remember, and finally settled on the balance theory. I explained it to him as simply as I could, noting the way they bend when we walk and keep us from tipping over. He was quiet for nearly a minute, so I relaxed thinking I had sufficiently answered the question–probably the 400th question of that day.
“Mommy?” he asked, just as I had relaxed,”Why aren’t they one big line?”
“Why aren’t they what?”
“Why are they all separated into little sticks, and not one straight across thing that bends?”
I don’t know!! I thought.
“Because that would look weird,” I responded without much thought–I was tired.
“It wouldn’t look THIS is weird,” he replied as he raised his tiny little foot into the air and wiggled his little toes.
Posted by lisajay1140, 13th November 2013