“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

This weekend, in a field near Casa de Awareness:

“Mommy, here is a flower for you!  I picked this for you!”

“Thank you honey, that’s beautiful.  This flower is a clover flower.  l like clover flowers.  And so do bees – bees like clover.”

“Why do the bees like clover?”

“Well, because clover makes a sweet juice that the bees like to eat.  Bees eat the clover juice.”

“Mom.  You mean NECTAR.  Bees eat NECTAR.”

I stand corrected.

Now my son, let me explain to you the finer points of recessive inheritance…

April 27th, 2009 at 8:48 am
4 Responses to “Why I should never dumb-down”
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    jodifur Says:

    Michael picks me flowers. It is adorable.

    The rest of this I did not understand.

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    Trixie Says:


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    The day will come when he will be able to spray more jargon than you. It comes to us all.


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    OS Says:

    I miss when Bear was not as tall as me and would look up at me all serious and begin a sentence with “Well, actually . . . ” and then correct me on something. So cute! The hardest part for me was not smiling or laughing and making him think I was lauging at him. Because it wasn’t funny like that, it was pure joy.