One of the fun things about parenting these two kiddos is watching them discover things I have Known Forever. Mind you, their secular education is miles behind my own at those ages, but since their Jewish education is pretty much on par with my seminary education, I cannot complain because truly, knowing the difference between the Sioux and the Cherokee does not often figure into my every day life.
But I digress.
Sroch is learning about energy now (4th grade), people energy vs animal vs water vs petroleum, for example. And I'm talking to her about how fossil fuels are limited, and we will eventually run out, and what some people are trying to do to stop it.
"So why don't we just go deep into the ground and make more?"
Okay, so we discuss that for a bit, and then she asks -
"If we're already running out of fuel, why doesn't everybody stop using it now?? Why are they waiting??"
You're right, kid. You're right.
Why don't we let countries be run by 9 year olds again?