It’s good to challenge your children’s statements with follow-up questions. That makes them critical thinkers.


But you can take things too far. In the car one day, Maddy, 6, was telling me all kinds of important things such as the fact that you cannot sneeze without closing your eyes. If you do, she solemnly declared, your eyeballs will come squirting out.


“Oooh,” I replied, duly impressed. “Why IS that? Why CAN’T you sneeze without closing your eyes?”


There was a silence. Maddy was perturbed. “WHAT DO I LOOK LIKE, A SCIENTIST?!?”


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