Wednesday, November 30, 2005

How far away?

Last night my oldest (age 5) asked if she could go see elephants. I asked her "where did elephants come from"? She answered "America?" I answered "no, elephants come from either Africa or Asia".

Would you like to go see an elephant where they live?

"Oh yes" she relied enthusiastically, "let's go to Africa, how far is it"?

"How far do you think it is"? I asked.

"two hours" came the questioning reply.

"No, I said, more like two days, and we would have to fly there."

Her response - "would it be bed time when we got there?"

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