(This is a Throwback Thursday post, written in May of 2007.)
Many years ago, when my oldest was learning about solids and planes in his math book, I came across the following info:
All squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares
That’s the type of phrase you mumble when you need to say something intelligent to start a conversation. Works every time. Yesterday I learned another phrase:
All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads
These are the trivial types of things that my children latch onto (just like I do!) and blurt out to their relatives over the holidays. Although the first one, about rectangles, doesn’t cause quite as good of a conversation as the second one does, it still gets people talking. And my kids feel smart, because these are the trivial things that many people don’t know. We’re learning a lot about frogs this week. You can read more about our adventures in these two posts: Considering God’s Creation, part 1, and Considering God’s Creation, part 2.