"It’s where I store the emergency fuzzy felt."
2. Anthropomorphic conundrumsQ:
"Does the cat ever get bored?"Is a cat given to ennui? In spite of their considerable freedom, they barely do anythingmost days, often sleeping for 16 hours at a time. Is that a sign of depression? Given asmuch freedom, just imagine what a dog would fill its days with!
"No, he doesn't get bored. He thinks a spider walking across the floor is the mostexciting thing he's ever seen. Yesterday, he watched the rain for over an hour. He's very easily pleased."[
3. Gender brain bendersQ:
"Why do boys have willies?" (or "Why don't girls have willies?")Such a simple question, but how do you answer? Do you go for the straight truth and startdrawing biological diagrams? Or do you think of something silly involving cavemen andfire control?
"Ask your father."
4. Metaphysical mind-blowersQ:
"What are shadows made of?"It's probably no surprise to learn that the little boy who asked this grew up to be a writer/illustrator of wacky children's comics about sheep and tiny dinosaurs. Gary Northfield's mum couldn't give an answer, which is nothing to be ashamed of.
"The backs of rainbows."
5. Evolutionary mysteriesQ:
"Where did the first horse come from?"Questions like this are the sort you should probably gen up on before your offspring learn