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Do you have any answers?

The questions have lost some of their beauty and innocence because of my crude translation…

1. Why is it that boy lions have long hair and girl lions don’t have any hair, whereas it is the other way round in people?

2. Why is Ganesha’s head the same colour as his body? Shouldn’t it have the colour of an elephant?

3. What did the little elephant’s Mother do when the Gods took away her child’s head to attach with Ganesha’s body? (God, I swear I never thought of that!)

4. If Z is spelled as ‘Z-E-D’ and B is spelled as ‘B-I’, what is the spelling of A?

5. Where does the cow get all the milk from?

6. This one’s a gem. He was watching Walt Disney’s ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs‘. When the handsome Prince comes upon Snow White suddenly, she runs inside, alarmed. When I explained that the girl ran away because she was surprised and scared, the simple and straightforward question comes: “Why did she run? Why didn’t she just ask him, ‘Who are you?'”

7. – “How many Gods are there in this World?”
    – “I don’t know. A lot.”
    – “Tell me how many!”
    – “Ten thousand and one.”
    – “Ok. Now tell me their names.”

8. “What will happen if we eat the Moon? Will we become the Moon?”

9. (Don’t ask what made me explain tides and waves to an almost-five-year-old, but I did, and this was the result:)
“Why is the Moon pulling at all the water in the ocean? Is she trying to drink it?”
“If the Earth wasn’t pulling it back, would all the water fly up to the sky?”

10. Hearing me call both my Mother and my Mother-in-law as ‘Amma’, he asks me, “How come you have two Ammas? I have only one. I want two Ammas as well!”

PS: Can anyone help me with the answers?

[Promote on Indivine]

By |2018-12-10T15:44:09+00:00October 12th, 2010|My Son, Pixel|8 Comments

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  1. Joji October 12, 2010 at 7:16 am - Reply

    ithonnum ariyathe ammayanennu paranju nadakkan nanamille!!!

  2. Call-me-Bob October 12, 2010 at 11:18 am - Reply

    1. Coz lion needs to go early for hunting and doesn't get time to shave, while lioness has time before she comes out of den. Clean shave is considered beauty within lions ;-))))

    2. Elephant can be easily tamed, not human. So.. the body dominates the head :-)))

    3. The father elephant had deserted the mother and she had no way to look after the little one. This was a blessing in disguise for her. So she thanked everyone..

    4. A-Y-E

    5. Cow must be eating rubber tree leaves??

    6. She ran away since she was without make-up… hahahaha..

    7. Every worshipper calls by different name but all have last name common as GOD 🙂 Same family

    8. We become Moonster

    9. Bcoz the co-efficient of the linear is just the position in the atmospheric pressure of the earth.. Got it?? So simple..

    10. Let him have a M-I-L amma and that would be the last time he asks for even one amma..

    I tried my best to answer ;-)))

  3. krsnaknows October 12, 2010 at 11:34 am - Reply

    I am sure you will become more enlightened answering her.God bless you two.Nice.The answers are not even with the vidvans or the shastras so you have to make up some. She has got an inquisitive mind. Common folks do not have that, otherwise we would have had a lot of spiritual questions to be answered.

  4. S.R.Ayyangar October 12, 2010 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Children are always curious and we should not try to give them ambiguous answers.IF YOU DON'T KNOW SAY THAT YOU WOULD REFER ELSEWHERE AND LET THE ANSWER BE KNOWN LATER.

  5. Mike October 12, 2010 at 11:43 am - Reply

    7. Not an answer, but this reminds me that there is a folkloric story from North Africa that there are 1,000 names for Allah, but only the camel knows the one-thousandth name, and that is why he has such a superior, self-satisfied expression on his face.

    8. You are what you eat. So, yes, my child. And when you see the half moon, it means that somewhere in the world, a little boy has nearly turned himself into the moon. Fortunately, there is a new one as soon as he finishes. (That ought to keep him up at night for awhile!)

    10. I enjoyed having two mothers, but they lived 2,000 miles apart. India is a very large country, child, and you might even be able to do better.

  6. Arpana October 13, 2010 at 7:26 am - Reply

    Its not their way to break monotony of home.Its their ways to invigorate parents lives.Provide enough links of information to him to satiate his queries.

  7. Jean October 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    Thanks everyone, for your comments!

    Roby: Brilliant, yaar, I am sure this gyan came from raising two children! 😉

    Mike: Excellent answers, especially the explanation for the camel's smug expression. 🙂

    I suppose a part-2 of this is due in a few days as he raises more questions based on some of these answers!!!

  8. Jinoy Viswan January 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Wow,Good one. I was still trying to seek answers to my 6 and 4 year old's questions. Now I know, Your situation is more precarious. Enjoy while you can 🙂

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