Oops… that must have been the longest 48 hours in the history of the world. And I know you’re all just bursting to know the answer to the riddle. (Not!)
What can see light but has never seen the sun;
What lives in water but cannot swim;
What can hear but cannot speak;
When it moves it cannot be heard.
Well, a baby in the womb, of course! And no, before you jump to any conclusions this is NOT some sort of announcement. Just to make it clear in case you missed it: we are NOT expecting a baby. (Thanks, Uncle Walter.)
You see, my mind was simply wandering around as I sat nursing Laurelin. I looked over at my handy change table my dad designed and built for me and was thinking that I was sad to leave it behind, but glad it was going to the good home of our friends Hilly and Lesley. Then I thought of Lesley and how cool it is that she’s expecting, and then my thoughts got a little more abstract and I thought about how bizarre it is that she’s carrying another human around in a bag of water inside herself. It’s like science fiction! And that’s when I thought up the riddle. It was just intended to be for the kids and Ben around the dinner table, but here you go. :-)