While visiting with the grandparents (before being treated to the chamber orchestra yesterday!) my girls were teasing about how old their daddy is, and how rough he had it as a boy.
Kaira recalled Daddy saying he was as old as the dinosaurs.
Kendra then added that he had to walk to school–uphill both ways, of course.
Keianna chimed in, "Yes. Uphill both ways, carrying a CAR DOOR."
Grandma asked, "Why a car door?"
Kendra explained, "So he could roll down the window when it got hot!"
Finally someone (I don’t recall whom) said, "Uphill both ways is impossible!"
Remembering a recent dinner-time art discussion and her perusal of some art books, Kendra chimed in, "Mr. Escher could do it! Uphill both ways is possible if you are Mr. Escher."
I love the connections young minds make, and was delighted at the notion of M.C. Escher walking to school, and the upside-down, inside-out, inverted route he might have imagined for his journey!
Relativity by M.C. Escher