Saturday, April 5, 2008

What Is Revolution?

My kids are here. Twin A's climbing around on me and trying to show me the sign for spider. I don't know what that is, but I don't think she does either. She made the hand sign for M, which looked kind of the revolution fist they saw on my laptop screen. They asked what it meant. I said revolution.

"What's that?"

That's when the last are first and the first are last.

"Why is it called revolution?"

Because things turn around. They revolve.

"Why do they do that?"

Because people don't like being on the bottom baby. People don't like it.

I'm learning to explain revolution to children.


"Uta" Urban said...

Soon you'll teach them the noun "radical" which means "root". As in grass root. The base. Or revisit the surf culture adjective which epitomizes something good, awesome and intense:

"Those washable neon markers are pretty RAD, little dudes"

"This wave is RADICAL"

Waprog2 said...

Right on. When they are older, you can teach them another R word--Research. Research causes voters to be revolted, which leads to revolution at the ballot box.