Consider Me Stumped

So Charlotte and I have this “game” we play, courtesy of Dr. Seuss. Basically every time I answer a question with “I do not know,” we have a race to see whether I can say “go ask your dad!” before she says “don’t say it!”

Today, we were in the car and something she asked triggered the game. then, of course, she wanted to see if she could get me to say it again.

“You have to say ‘I don’t know'” again.
“You have to stump me, first”
(brief discussion on what “stump” means)
“What’s 300 minus 75?”
“Ugh! Why do you know every thing?”
“You need to ask me questions that don’t have answers.”
“Are there any math questions without answers?”
“Um…. sort of, but you probably won’t learn them until much later.”

then a few moments passed and she lobbed this one at me:

“Where is God?”


How does a 6 year old brain make leaps like that?