'Uncle Simon, were the dinosaurs before or after Adam and Eve?'
A good question, that only a six year old could ask.
How to respond?
Option 1 - 'Well the dinosaurs were creatures that roamed the earth millions of years ago, while Adam and Eve are characters in a story to tell us that God made us, and that we messed up God's good creation. So they're not really before or after the dinosaurs.'
This is not a good answer to a six year old. Response shelved.
Option 2 - 'That's a good question. Let me talk to your Dad and get back to you.'
The coward's way out, which naturally I took.
Option 3 - 'Before'
Mummy's voice from the kitchen. The right answer.