As I was mopping the kitchen floor today, I found myself explaining some fundamentals about the task to Daniel.
This is how it went.
*on Kate's little trike* D- "Can I come in here?"
M- "Not now, I'm mopping. When it's dry you can walk here."
D- "Well, how can you walk there?"
M- "I'm mopping and walking on the dry floor behind me. When it's all wet, I'll stay off the floor too."
D- "Well, can I come in right here?"
M- "That spot is dry still, so you can if you want to but it will be wet very soon."
D- "Well how come you are over there and I can't come there?"
M- "Because I'm mopping and the floor will be wet soon. You can come over here but you will have to move in a minute."
D- "Well when can I get there?"
M- " When the floor is dry."
D- "Well when will that be?"
M- "Didn't we already cover this?"
D- "Well when will lunch be?"
D- "Well how can you make lunch when the floor is wet?"
M- "It will be dry soon, then I will make lunch."
D- "But how can you walk on the wet floor?"
I give up!
This whole scenario reminded me of one of my favorite scenes from monty python
Speaking of movies, this picture of Dan always brings to my mind the quote: "Fire! I... have created fire!' said by Tom Hanks in Cast Away.