- Family and specific family members
- Activities done that day
- Our home
- School and teachers
The list is far more extensive than this. The kids realize on a micro scale that the convenience that is western life and culture is because someone somewhere else has either made a sacrifice or used money to provide something they like.
One day my oldest daughter asked me about dinosaurs.
5 year old: "Mom what purpose do dinosaurs serve. I mean, we can't see them."
Me: "Well dinosaurs are in the ground. They lived once and now they are dead. So their bodies decomposed beneath the earth's surface."
5 year old: "Oh so like what do they do down there?"
Me: "Well nothing I guess. I mean it's been so long since they've been alive. They are... gasoline and fossil fuel."
5 year old: " Gasoline that goes in our car!? Well I'm thankful for dinosaurs then, because if they didn't die and become gas, we wouldn't be able to go anywhere."
Me: "Well from an evolutionary standpoint I guess that is something to be thankful for."