Do worms have tonsils and other earth shattering questions

Reposting in case you missed this one from May 2011

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child…” 1 Corinthians 13:11

Why is it that kids come up with the most wonderfully innocent questions that can be brilliant and silly at the same time?  Sometimes their questions give us glimpses into their amazing brains, working overtime to take in the great expanse of their growing world.  Sometimes they’re just plain ridiculous, but you’ve gotta love ‘em.

My mom told me that when I was little I asked, “Who holds your head while God screws in your arms?”  Now THAT was a great question.   I’m not sure how she answered but I’m sure she got a heart-warming chuckle out of it!

Our boys asked awesome questions like, “Do worms have tonsils?” and “Does baloney have seeds?”  Quite honestly, mothers today have an incredible advantage because they can run to their computers, plug a vital question into Google Search and come back sounding pretty impressive and knowledgeable.  I am not sure how intelligent I sounded when I responded to either of those two questions, but my sons seemed quite satisfied at the time with whatever I told them.  (I could tell they were maturing when they started asking questions that really had answers!)

Some answers are “no-brainers”, others take hours of research and then there are the questions that make us ponder, and the answers that get us into trouble!


*Taken from this blogger's published book, soon to be relaunched as an eBook in November, and then a paperback in Jan,/Feb. 2014.  Available for preorder on!