These Are the Questions I Field All Day.

Ethan has taken to asking impossible questions – questions with no answers. For several days, he has been asking,  “Mommy, what if the sun went out of orbit?” “That would be bad, Ethan, because almost all life on Earth depends on the sun. If there is no sun, there is no life.” Then he says, “But what if the sun and Earth both went out of orbit at the same time and fell down together?” To which I answer, “I don’t know, Ethan, nobody knows because it’s never happened.” To which he responds, “But what if it did?” And around and around we go.

So I would like to thank Greg for fielding one of these tonight:

Ethan: “What kind of vet did we get for Lou?”

Greg: “What do you mean?”

Ethan: “What kind of vet did we get for Lou?”

Greg: “We took him to the same vet as Vinnie.”

Ethan: “But what KIND of vet?”

Greg: “I don’t know what to tell you, Ethan. I don’t know what kind of vet.”

Ethan: “Argh! But WHAT KIND OF VET?”

Greg: “Argh! I don’t know! A SMALL ANIMAL VET!”



These are the times that try men’s souls.