The old and the new.. When 2C asked "What is this Mama?" I struggled to answer her holistically. "Well, its a beautifully designed building that is very very old. It was used by powerful leaders to entertain people, keep them happy. Unfortunately alot of people and animals died back then and eventully the leaders stopped using it. Now it is a reminder to the leaders to make better choices and use their power in more positive ways and by doing that it teaches the people to do better too" "Awww thats good, Mama"
Phew, that was tough lol I have always been of the opinion, that if a child is old enough to ask, then they are old enough to understand.
I think that probably comes from having such a curious and inquisitive mind myself at an early age and being frustrated when adults would choose to shelter me rather than interpret the truth in an age appropriate way for me to grasp.
Kids are more receptive and understanding than we could ever imagine, never underestimate their capacity to learn.