Welcome to Take One of December’s Secret Subject Swap, the first of two this month. This week, 15 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking in a Tornado
Follow Me Home
Sorry Kid, Your Mom Doesn't Play Well With Others
My Brain on Kids
Big A Little a
The Mommy Chronicles
Sanity Waiting to Happen
Just a Little Nutty
The Insomniac's Dream
Life on the Sonny Side
It's a Dome Life
My subject is “Something I never understood”. It was submitted by Baking in a Tornado . Here goes:
When I first got the email with the subject, I cringed a little. A lot actually. Want to know why?
It's because the older I get, the less and less I understand. I can explain why the sky is blue and where babies come from and the intricacies of our political and economic systems, but I don't understand much, if anything about human nature.
The more I see, the less I know.
I could go on and on and on about the big, huge, important things that make no logical sense in my head, but I won't.
Instead, I'll tell you all about the biggest thing I have no ability to understand even though I really shouldn't struggle with it so much.
You see, I'm a science person. I love science. LOVE it. I think I was more excited than my son was when he started middle school and got a daily dose of science teacher weirdness. I love order and predictability, I love reason and truth. Love understanding why cells function the way they do, why these two harmless things will explode when combined, love it all.
Incidentally, you have to know that it pains me to write this. I don't want to admit how little I understand about this subject. I have kids that truly believe that I know everything, and I really don't want to mess up my hot streak. Plus, I'm otherwise a very intelligent person. Until this topic comes up, then I retreat sheepishly to the corner and pretend I can't hear you. La-la-la-la-la.
This thing I don't understand is pretty important. At it's core, it's also not that freaking complicated. I know these things. Honest. And yet, it makes no difference to me. I can't comprehend it.
What don't I "get"?
I mean, I can tell you what it is and why it works and how it is transmitted. I can tell you how it is measured and how much it has changed the world. I just can't wrap my head around any of it.
Don't understand it. At all.
You turn on a light switch, and it's like magic in my world.