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My daughters are four – they’re at that age when everything is getting curiouser and curiouser, as Alice once discovered in the rabbit hole. The minds of my little girls bubble over with questions…questions that require answers:

“What time does that clock say?”

(Bedtime!)

“How did that clock get there?”

(We bought it from Ikea when we moved here.)

“How does that clock stay on the wall?”

(This required a physical show of the hook used to stave off the forces of gravity…)

“Can I wear the dark lipstick?”

Lindsey and her lipstick; and yes, Nora has tape on her forehead...

Lindsey and her lipstick; and yes, Nora has tape on her forehead...

(You may not wear lipstick outside of this house until you are 21.)

“Will summer be here tomorning?” (In our house, we have “today,” “tomorrow” AND “tomorning.”)

(Not according to the groundhog…)

“Is today tomorrow?”

(Of course there can only be one reply to the last question. Today is yesterday’s tomorrow.)

And the concept of past, present and future becomes linked in just one sentence.

My girls are growing, they’re learning, they’re eager to understand their world. And in my house, the questions fall like rain and the world blooms for two small girls who are insatiably curious about the who, how and why of it all.

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