I love asking my kids questions that they might not know the answers to, just to see how cute their answers are. This is my 9 year old son, Farm Boy 2.
Quick bio: he’s a hard worker, pretty responsible, sometimes silly and creative kid. While most kids would prefer to play, he wantsÂ to be in the kitchen helping us with the dishes because he loves talking to us.Â His name means “bold and faithful” and he lives up to it. When he thinks something is right or wrong, he wants to tell the world. Once upon a time I had to teach him that it wasn’t polite to tell all of his friends that their food wasn’t healthy. He used to majorly struggle with sugar cravings. Ever since he was 6, he’s said that he feels like God is calling him to be a missionary pilot. Since then he’s been reading everything he can about airplanes and missionaries, and he adores missionary pilot newsletters! (He is totally inspired by my friend Joy’s husband Dave, an MAF pilot in Indonesia!). He’s 9 and he’s already talking about college (he wants to go to Moody Bible’s aviation program, in Spokane, WA, and if that is where God leads him, we support that!). He is a great kid and I’m proud to call him my son!
(Keep in mind as you read his answers, he’s a crazy-reader, and if I leave books laying around, he picks them up and reads them. If I’m reading a book, he often wants to know what it’s about and I’ll read little bits to him and we talk through what it means. He’s a smart cookie! Yesterday some “punk kids” saw my kids and I returning a HUGE stack of library books, and the kids said, kind of condescendingly “whoa, those kids read a lot!” My kids thought it was theÂ best compliment ever!Â That’s the kind of kids I have!)
Here are his answers to my Paleo questions.
I’m actually quite impressed. He knew more than I thought!
Do you know what the Paleo Diet is?
(This one cracked me up!! Matt Stone, my 9 year old thinks you’re Paleo! )
And what do they eat?Â
Itâ€™s kind of like GAPS but kind of different. They donâ€™t eat some things that GAPS people eat, I think maybe they donâ€™t eat meat or something? Or maybe they do. I forget. I think I saw a recipe in a cookbook with picture of meat on it. And they donâ€™t eat honey, right? And no dairy for Paleo. I think the GAPS intro is basically Paleo.
Where did they get their ideas about food from?
I think from hunter gangs or something like that.
Do you think Paleo is healthy?
Yeah, I think itâ€™s very healthy.
Do you think that we should be Paleo?
No, because of the beliefs behind it. I think that the food that they eat is very healthy, but their beliefs are not.
And what exactly are their beliefs?
Well, I donâ€™t know for sure, but I think they go back, as they would say â€œbillions and billions of years ago.â€