Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Elijah's current obsession is orca whales; he talks about them CONSTANTLY. Last night I dug out an old photo album of my trip to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World, and Sand Diego Zoo when I was a kid. I thought he might like to look at the photos of the orcas, and maybe if I was lucky, he'd stop asking me questions for 5 minutes. While flipping through the photos, he saw one of King Kong at Universal. He brought me the album and questioned me about the terrifying monster. I tried to explain to him that it was only a robot, not real. He kept asking me if it was a real robot, and I repeatedly told him it was pretend, it was a robot, it was not real. Finally I realized that Elijah thought robots were autonomous creations and quickly explained to him that robots were not real things with their own thoughts and actions. He replied "oh...... I thought robots were real....... like aliens............" Oh geeze, say what now? What followed was a 10 minute conversation that finally ended with me agreeing "yup, God got rid of all the aliens, even the ones on Mars...." Sometimes I just don't even know with that boy.