A couple of days back I had struck a bargain with KB that if he let me skip the evening park visit, they can do water play in the back yard even though the sun had gone down and it was getting cooler. I was just not in a mood to go to the park after taking KG for swimming early in the morning, KB for his swim lesson late morning, KB for his basket ball class and stopping at the library. They got to do some water play in the yard and later played with bubbles using different bubble sticks I had bought from Micheals.
This morning suddenly KB asked his dad, "Daddy, how come what ever shape I blow the bubbles through, it always comes out as a sphere?". His dad then explained to him the principle of least energy etc in simple terms and KB kept asking "How come it doesn't ever come out as a triangle or a square?" etc until he could kind of grasp the idea of why it would form a sphere.
He later was playing ball in the park and again the issue of gravity started to gnaw at his brain cells I think. He asked B, "Daddy, why does the ball get pulled down by gravity but still it bounces up instead of getting stuck down?".
Newton Sir, please, could you just come in KB's dreams and clarify all matters of gravity?!
P.S - leave you with this article on parenting! Read this and wondered which camp I belong to!