Saturday, July 14, 2007

Through the eyes of a child.

My five-year -old son lately has been asking the sort of question that younger children are famous for, the kind where you probably ought to know the answer but don't exactly. So, not to fob him off with a ‘just because’ you try to explain why bugs bite, why dogs chase cats and why nana’s hair is turning grey but then you realize that you’re not so clued up about it yourself ~ especially when he starts to ask the deeper follow-up questions on the finer points of what was your answer..help!
It’s at this stage you turn to the computer – thank goodness for Google and sites like this one called, HOW STUFF WORKS.

A quick speed-read and then you’re back to help prolong your child’s warming illusion about your knowledge and expertise in all. No will-o'-the-wisp answers allowed.
This morning’s question was, “Why is the sky blue?”. Do you know why the sky is blue?


Wee S has also been taking lots of photographs lately. I let him borrow my camera and off he goes.
Below are the photos that S has been taking- l love the childhood innocence that shines through.











15 comments:

Betty said...

Horizon,

I'm running late this morning. I saw where you had been by to visit..Please come back and read today's posting.....

I think wee S has an eye for photography....I enjoyed his slide show.....

Happy weekend....Betty

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Horizon, I am coming to visit by way of Betty. I really have enjoyed my visit here. I love the innocents of children, Tell him the photos are great and how much I enjoyed them. I am so glad to meet you and I will be coming back for more visits. You are very welcome to stop my blog anytime. connie from Texas

Susie said...

I'm going to check out that link, because, no, I don't know why the sky is blue!
Sam did very well as a photographer, and I agree, the innocence just shines through!
My grandson loves taking photos with the digital camera also.
xoxo

Vintage to Victorian said...

No, I didn't know why the sky is blue but I do now! What a great site. Just a shame my little one is thirty-something and there are no little ones to give the answers to yet!

slap me happy said...

Now I know you like to do up a list of what needs done in your day but how in heaven do you fit that note pad in your pocket or your stationary drawer. Or did he get it out of the tardis..... lol
love ya all
xx
shona

slap me happy said...

should have looked at the pics first but pc taking time to load today for some reason, now the one of teh clock is that the one on G's pc lol, love the shower all you need to finish that one off is egor in there demonstating how to use it ROFLMBO... love the one of the shoe the best, maybe a bit of talent there sis
xx
shona

Lorraine said...

Looks like he inherited his mum photography gene. And now you'll have to explain to him what a gene is.

Val said...

The lad has a nice eye for a photograph, the self portrait is particularly good. And blow me down, if I didnt take a similar photo of a shower on Iona - just to bring home to the man of the house to show how the shower curtain was fixed!

I waved across the Clyde from the train to the road you must use when you drive off the ferry into Glasgow!

T*mmy said...

Hey sweet friend...I just want you to tell wee "S" that he did an excellent job with his photography! As for myself I think every child needs to be given the opportunity to photograph the world as they see it! Now, go develope those pics and get him a photo book of his own ;)

Kerri said...

Yes indeed...Sam has his mum's photography gene! He's a creative artist too! I love that huge sketching pad! And he plays golf too! Probably a pro by now :)
I'd love to have heard you explaining how the sky is blue. I followed the link and read it, then tried to think how to put it in "kid language" :)
You're always teaching.....thanks :)
Have a wonderful weekend! (did I say that already?) Well, have a really wonderful weekend!

Granny said...

I do know why the sky is blue but only because I had to look it up when my kids were younger.

I enjoyed the pics.

Alice said...

Now we'll have two sources of information to turn to - Google and Horizon.

I'm sure Sam's having fun with the camera - thank heavens for digital. I find that I look at things in more detail if I want to take a photo. You know, sizing it up to see if it will make a good picture. Hopefully, Sam's little adventures will help him to see everything more clearly too.

Hope you are keeping well and not being flooded like the poor souls down south.

MissKris said...

Oh my goodness...I can't believe I finally got on! I got a message saying the email I sent got delayed so I dunno if it ever reached you. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your lovely comment and also wee Sam's slide show. I agree with everything you said in your comment...if you DID get my email, I don't want to repeat myself, ha! Hope this finds you well, dear friend, and not getting washed away by all the rain that's been falling in your part of the world. (((((HUG))))))

HLiza said...

I posted about my son Najid and his obsession to our digital camera too weeks ago! He snapped the same things that Sam did..the cartoon characters, himself, his feet, the furnitures, the cat, his toys..and I love to see all those innocent things from the innocent eyes! Najid asked recently how to get big muscles..and has been checking his arm muscles everyday now!

drNO said...

thanks for the link (how stuff works). My son is 5years old too, and he have been asking Qs like that since his 3. And most of the time, I have trouble answering him.
:)

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