Friday, May 7, 2010

One Question Friday














Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.


It is my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.






In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m going to give you a question my eight-year-old wrote on a little piece of paper and set on my dresser for me to find (spelling and punctuation exactly as she wrote it).


Eat a hourse or color a tiger so he can eat you. Circle one.


Should I be excited or concerned my child likes to ask questions as much as I do? Apparently her questions can be just as far out as mine.

Have at it and I’ll add, if you’re eating a "hourse," you’ll have to eat the whole entire thing or else the question might be too easy.







Happy Mother’s Day!!!

*photos by flickr

30 comments:

  1. I think my belly would hurt if I ate a whole horse. I hope the tiger was declawed and is old with all his teeth fallen out. :O)

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  2. I'm thinking being eaten by a tiger might hurt a little, so I'm going to go with eat a "hourse." Awesome question!!!

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  3. Hm, but if we could swap and eat that tiger, then we'd be putting a tiger in our tank ;)

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  4. That's hilarious!
    Both sound kind of painful--but I'd go with eating the horse. (not as bloody) :)

    Happy Mother's day!

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  5. Well....I really don't want to be eaten, so I guess I'd have to do the eating. LOL

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  6. hmmmm, I think I'd color the tiger becuase at least I'd be happy momentarily before I ... well ... died. (a horrid, violent death) ;)

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  7. I have to love an 8 year olds imagination! I'd colour the tiger by favorite colours. Then I'd know I was being eaten by a beauty I helped create.

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  8. I love it! Hmmmmm ... I would probably have to go with eating the horse (I'd never get to eat the whole thing anyway - my kids would see me eating something and come and get their share :-) but I would sure be sad to miss out on coloring the tiger! What a great question from an obviously brilliant 8 year old. Have a blessed weekend!

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  9. Color a tiger. I love horses too much to eat one.

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  10. I think it's sweet how your daughter wanted to help you by offering a question for your blog. It's clear she's got your creative spirit. Enjoy your Mother's Day, Wendy.

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  11. Oh wow... I would have to go with coloring the tiger...and praying that my coloring would take so long that he gets over his desire to eat me :) Great question!

    Happy Mother's Day!!

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  12. love the way kids put things...for me...grateful to be alive so I'll go with eat a hourse....want fries with that????

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  13. LOL What a creative mind your daughter has!

    Since there's not a "none of the above" option, I guess I'll eat the horse. :-)

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  14. WOW! Where did that question come from?! LOL! I love the way kids' minds work.

    I think I'd have to go with eating the hourse *sob*. Unless I had really cool, go-go-gadget sneakers so I could color the tiger and jump out of the way before he could get me. Hmmm ... option two is much more exciting.

    Amy

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  15. Ug I'd eat the horse and yes you should be very excited!!!

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  16. That's so funny! How cute your daughter put this question on your dresser. Very creative.

    I love coloring, so I guess I'll have to color the tiger and then...well, I'll pray for the best :)

    Have a SUPER Mother's Day!

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  17. Ha! I think I'd do almost anything to avoid being eaten by a tiger.

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  18. Wow. I think your daughter is wise for her years. That's a deep question, Wendy, one which requires a choice between killing and risk of being killed. Wow again.

    I chose coloring the tiger, all but his mouth. I will leave that blank, in hopes that he cannot eat me then. So there!

    Happy Mother's Day!
    Jen

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  19. Hey Wendy!
    I love the question.
    Hmmm, I think I'll color a tiger. I'll make him beautiful. Tigers are rather vain, you know. If I do a good enough job, perhaps he'll keep me around. To do his nails :)

    Happy Mom's Day,
    Jen

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  20. Hi Jen,

    Great question. Since I have a tamed Liger at home, I'm somewhat familiar with the styling preferences of felines. I choose to color the tiger happy - that way he won't gobble me up.

    Shannon

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  21. I don't know how to color a tiger so that he can eat me. But, then again, I'd probably rather do that than eat a whole horse. (Wouldn't the bones be hard to eat?)

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  22. Awww, she's mini-Wendy! I'd have to color the tiger and just deal with getting eaten, because I LOVE HORSES. I get more upset when horses get shot (even if it is make-believe) in war movies or westerns than I do when actual people get shot!

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  23. I'd color the tiger, because I love to color and I could never eat a horse.

    Happy Mother's Day/Weekend,
    Lola

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  24. Hmm... I'd get a very long paint brush and take my chances with a tiger. I don't think I'd be able to get through an entire course of horse. My tummy is too tiny.

    Glad you liked the bagels! Happy mommy day!

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  25. Ummmm, so if I choose the horse, I have to eat the whole thing, but if I color the tiger, then he gets to eat me. Well, I say eat the horse, 'cause you didn't say, how long to eat that horse, and I'd make mine a miniature.

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  26. I LOVE the answers of Jeanette & Jen & Shannon which leave room to show grace to the tiger and avoid being eaten. Bravo, ladies.

    As for me, I prefer small portions of meat, and for whatever reason, death hasn't frightened me even before I knew Jesus. So I'll keep company with the tiger.

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  27. I love hourses too much to eat one. So I'll color the tiger. Only I'm going to color him with cataracts and a stuffy nose and black out his teeth so he can't see, smell, or chew me.

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  28. Wendy:
    I'm not sure. I can't imagine eating a whole hourse. I think I'd color the tiger and run like the wind.

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  29. I couldn't eat a hourse. That would make me too sad. I love riding horses, had a couple growing up. Horses aren't food. I'd color the tiger really slowly, so that it ate me up just at the end of my life.

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  30. Oh my ... I think I'd just have to throw my hands up in the air and cry out: "I surrender!"

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