We had just finished reading a few books before bedtime. These days, Wren has to read to us. As we sat cuddled under a blanket on the couch. No one wanted to make the first move towards the bathroom for “teeth,” the next item on the bedtime checklist. Wren asked, “Why is sleeping part of life? Was life different a long time ago?”
“Yes, it was different, but people still had to go to bed.”
“But was life different in the old days?”
“In the real old days, there were no cars….”
“What was there? Well…I know. Men driving horses.” Wren laughed as if that is the most ridiculous thing she had ever considered. “Is that how it was when you were there?”
“No. We always had cars.”
“Were the TVs only black and while? Poppy said they were only black and white when he was a little boy.”
“No,” I replied as I shooed the girls towards the bathroom before the questions continued.
Coming back a few minutes later she started again. “Once, were there no people in life?
I just look at her, lost for words. There are so many questions.