A friend of mine posted a Carl Sagan quote that reminded me of something.
Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.
A few years back we saw Fourth of July fireworks from the causeway across Lake Carmel. I think the Big Sister and the Little Sister were four and two, respectively. We had a conversation that went something like this.
Big Sister: Why don’t the sounds match the fireworks?
Me: Why do you think?
Big Sister: I think the light is faster than the sound.
That’s my girl!