How can we believe that?!?
The question 4-year-old Rowen asks his mother continues to make me smile.
Viewing a spider close up, Rowen noticed it only had two eyes. Pointing out what was to hm an obvious flaw, he pronounced in what I’m guessing was his best imitation of a grown-up, This spider only has two eyes! How can we believe that?
Turns out spiders are supposed to have four pairs of eyes! Spider Eyes
I am now in the enviable position of learning from, as well as being amused by, my grandson. If I ever knew about spider eyes, I’ve long since forgotten. Thus Rowen’s discovery sends me traipsing Wikipedia and learning about spider eyes.
It’s always a good day when you can spend time contemplating the mysteries of spider eyes and such.
And when you’re 4, it’s always an interesting day when you discover the exceptions to things. Most spiders have eight eyes, but this spider only has two.
Knowing the rule, the child doubts the spider.