Sunday Sprout Round-Up

It’s Wake-Up Time

Sprout: (muffled from upstairs) Hooray!

Dramatic, rapid thumping as she runs out of her room and down the stairs.

Me: Good morning! What’s so exciting?

Sprout: My clock is green!

Sprout proceeds to gallop around the house cheering.

Me: Can I have a hug?

Sprout: Sure!

Reaches up for me.

Sprout: (deadpan) I’m still waking up.

Science Demonstration

Ever since watching Big Hero 6, Sprout has become obsessed with being a scientist like Honey Lemon/a science teacher.

Sprout’s current role model.

This morning she decided to use some “chemicals” to show us, her class, how to make lava.

If you want to follow along at home, you just need the following supplies:

  • Com White(?)
  • Zappers
  • Cherry
  • Blueberries
  • Crime Juice

Right now, I’m just glad that she’s showing an interest in STEM careers. Although I’m also a little concerned about what Crime Juice is supposed to be.

Explanation Checks Out

Our family made a very clear deal about all Santa talk a long time ago. We won’t actively feed her information, but if she has questions, we’ll let her come up with her own answers. (Look, there were a whole lot of conversations about honest, trust, etc. involved.) Which leads us to:

Sprout: How does Santa’s sleigh fly?

Me: What do you think?

Sprout: I think it’s the reindeer.

Me: So the reindeer make it fly? Not the sleigh?

Sprout: Yeah.

Me: And how do they do that?

Sprout: Their noses.

Me: Their noses?

Sprout: Yeah! (matter-of-fact) They have motors in their noses.