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Looking forward to: Why? How come?

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I played in a badminton tournament over the weekend, and one of the players brought his two very cute kids.  His daughter (5, I think) asked some great questions, including:

– why is the 1st place trophy bigger than the 2nd place trophy?  (I told her that it was tradition, that people were used to doing it that way…she pondered that for a bit.)
– how come not everybody gets a trophy? (there were 4 teams, and trophies for the top 2 teams – it was a teeny tournament.  I didn’t get a chance to think of an answer before she was on to her next topic)

I’m know some people find excessive questioning from kids exasperating, but I’m sort of looking forward to it.  I can’t promise I’ll always answer truthfully (heh heh), but I love seeing kids (and adults!) wonder and question, and ponder the answers they get.


Written by geeky bean

July 28, 2009 at 11:17 am

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