Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Growing and breathing

Jason: How did the first tree grow, without a seed?
Me: We don't know. It is a mystery if the seed existed first, or the tree existed first. Some people ask that question about chickens: "What came first, the chicken or the egg?"
Jason: I wish I could have been there to see the first tree grow - then I would know the answer.

Sydney: How do people get the wind knocked out of them?
Me: If someone gets hit in their stomach very hard by something, then the air gets pushed up and squeezed up out of their lungs. It makes it hard to breathe for a minute or two.
Sydney: Yeah, it happened to me three times: in the summer when I fell 6 feet onto my belly at the park near Aunt Erin's house, once at school on the playground, and today when I banged my belly into the corner of the table at the Pizza place. It was really scary. What if I got the wind knocked out of me forever, and the air never came back?
Me: That's not what happens. The air always fills up your lungs again pretty quickly.

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