Why? Why? Why? Why? Why???????

It seemed like just a few months ago that I was relishing in my son’s inquisitive nature- thinking his adorable questions about why birds live outside and why I go to work all the time and why his baby sister (who’s not such a baby anymore) cries so much. So cute! 

Fast foward to now. Ahhh!  The questions! They come in a constant stream and from all directions. The questions often hit me when I’m least expecting it and the other thing I didn’t expect- I can’t answer most of them!  All that schooling and life experience and I can’t seem to figure out a good way to explain why I’m dripping sweat after a good workout.

I know this is a stage and I actually do love it.  It’s entertaining as all-get-out so I thought I’d share these recent questions that came from Jagger in a 4 hour time span (and these are just the ones that are appropriate to share here!)

Me: (putting a sweatshirt on Jagger) “It’s cold out here!”
Jagger: Why?

Me: “Jagger!! You’re peeing on the wall!!”
Jagger: Why?
(well that’s what I’d like to know!)

Me: “Please don’t play with that truck in here- that’s an outside truck.”
Jagger: Why is that an outside truck?

Me: “Careful with that juice cup- the lid is not on super tight.”
Jagger: “Why is it not super tight?”

Me: “Please pick up your toys. The dogs might chew on them.”
Jagger: “Why?”

Jagger: “Where is Mommy?”
DH: “Mommy’s at work”
Jagger: “Why?”

DH: “Jagger- let’s get ready for dinner time.”
Jagger: “Why is it dinner time?”

And some of these questions thrown in as a bonus:

“Why do I have a cousin?”
“Why is there a spider in the toilet? (um- that would freak me out too!)

The best are the unexpected questions that have you asking the question: “Where on earth did he hear that?!”  Got any of those?  I’d love to hear them!


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7 Responses to “Why? Why? Why? Why? Why???????”

  1. casual friday everyday August 26, 2008 at 12:49 pm #

    First, I love the name Jagger. Second, welcome to the club. Although it’s such a blessing that my son can even speak now (long story) I can’t tell you how many times I hear “why” now. And over things that don’t even make sense. “What’s that, Mommy?” — It’s a fly Honey. “Why is it a fly, Mommy?” HUH? hee

    :–) Nell

  2. Lindsay Lebresco August 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm #

    I saw a little peek into that long story of yours and I bet having the experiences you’ve had with your son bring a great appreciation and perspective to things a lot of us wouldn’t have.

    A great reminder in life to take nothing for granted. Thanks for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL school year!

  3. Kelcey at the mama bird diaries August 26, 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    Oh the “WHYS” made me crazy.


    Because it pushes you to the brink of insanity.

  4. Michelle at Scribbit August 26, 2008 at 3:13 pm #

    Does one need a reason to pee on the wall? :) Because it’s there I guess!

  5. Margie G. (Gunning It) August 27, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    I am going through the EXACT same thing and after a 7 hr. drive from the OBX with “why, why, why…” I was going crazy! LOL

  6. To Think Is To Create August 31, 2008 at 1:52 pm #

    One time my 4yo asked me “what do I look like?” and when I said “a boy” he said “what’s that?”. HUH?

    Loved this post! :)

  7. Rhianon September 8, 2008 at 7:25 am #

    Fantastic post! Three favorites from my five year-old:
    Why does the TV make that funny noise when you turn it on and off quickly?
    Why can’t birds sing backwards?
    Why doesn’t the universe have a centre? (Whoa! He certainly doesn’t get this deep thought from me!!!)
    So pleased I’ve written some of these down or I’d have forgotten all of them…