Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Aeronautics According to Nat

Nat: Mom how do airplanes and helicopters fly?

Me: I have no idea. (I mean I really don't. I've tried to understand it but I just don't.)

Nat: I think they have big engines that point down and spread out air really fast and that's how they do it.

Not quite right but I'm pretty impressed that a 5-year-old can come up with this entirely on her own, considering she has a scientifically inept mother. Wow, kids never cease to amaze me.

2 comments:

Magirk said...

Children are so smart. Regardless of the credit we generally deny them, they really are brilliant in their own little ways! ;)

Holly said...

Kids are amazing. My standard answer when I really don't have an answer is, "What do you think?" I'm also amazed at what they come up with.

She's one smart cookie. Must take after her mom!