Monday, January 31, 2011

Dear Mother Nature

Let's continue on this outdoor adventure train of thought for one more post. I've been locked up indoors since deer season ended in December, but not too long ago I was spending significant time in the great outdoors. And during that time, while I was perched atop my deer stand NOT killing deer, I thought of all sorts of questions.

These questions weren't actually formed by my own curiosity, but more out of a fear of Braden's coming curiosity. Right now he only asks "What's that!" He asks it all the time. Sometimes he'll ask it 50 straight times. But it is still a much much easier question to answer than a "Why?" question.

Sitting in the woods I thought of several questions that Braden could potentially put out there some day. Questions that I can't answer. So today I'm asking someone who might know.

Dear Mother Nature,

  • Do woodpeckers ever get a headache?
  • Do squirrels suffer from the small man syndrome or are they always making all that noise for another reason?
  • Deer taste good and they seem smart in order to help them survive. Conversely, do dumb animals taste bad?
  • Why did you  make mosquitoes? WHY!?!
  • Why did you make armadillos so dumb and ugly? It just doesn't seem fair.
  • Why did the chicken cross the road?...To prove to the armadillo it was possible. Sorry. I knew the answer to that one.
  • Do deer really hate me?
  • If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
  • Can you get me tickets to the Super Bowl?

Sorry I got off track there at the end. In closing thanks for making all the natural wonders, animals, plants, and trees that I enjoy so much. And if you can get me tickets just shoot me an email.


Sheila said...

ha! We were watching some animal special last night - only to our dismay they showed how momma lama's carry their babies in their butt's! seriously! You can ONLY imagine the questions my 4 year old came up with after that!!!

Katherine said...

Oh, yes....the "why" questions. So thankful we're not there yet!

James (SeattleDad) said...

What are you slipping into your coffee while you wait for that deer to come along anyway?

Just kidding. That's good stuff.

seashore subjects said...

Ahh, the dreaded why questions. They will come fast and furious.

Must admit, I've never even considered eating an armadillo so maybe ugliness is protection.

Russ said...

I hate squirrels. Why do they live in my attic?

Old School/New School Mom said...

I despise mosquitoes. I wonder what their purpose is...

PJ Mullen said...

Every hour of every day is a game of 20 Questions. Ooh, I smell a post for my blog that won't send anyone anywhere else to read the whole thing!

SurprisedMom said...

My answer to the million of "Why" question was always the same, "Because." It's simple and to the point.