with Avi Spivack
Hi, I'm Avi, and I try to put the work and the dad together, with mild success. This is all about trying to give you a view from what it looks like on the dad-man's side of the world, and I hope you find my ruminations humorous because I try not to take myself too seriously.
I won’t even try to come up with an excuse for my absence with the keyboard, but I hope you didn’t click over here expecting me to actually provide you with real live answers to the “tough” questions of life ’cause that ain’t happenin’.
(Apologies for the false advertising in the title.)
What I will do is tell you how I have tried to answer some of the very curious inquiries that have come our way in recent weeks from the ever-expanding mind of our almost-seven-year-old.
Let’s start with the most recent, coming from the pages of the Passover Haggadah:
#1: “I read in the book that God is on heaven and earth, but how can God be everywhere at the same time?!?”
My answer: “Some people think that God is not like a person, but more like the air, all around us, almost like the force (from “Star Wars”), so it can be in heaven, in the sky, and on earth.” (Response evoked excitement because it made her think of “Star Wars,” a new favorite movie obsession.)
#2: “What does it mean, the slaying of the first born?”
My answer: This one was tough, cmon. “It means that the first-born children of the Egyptians actually died and the Pharoah got very scared. But you know that it is just a story.”
(follow-up today: “I bet the first-born children just got really sick”)
See, these are tough questions.
And there’s no school for this.
Or an online course.
And then the mother of all questions…
#3: “What do you think happens when you die?”
My answer: Ummmm…..
Thoughts? Tough questions you’ve gotten? Share!
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