Someone told me the other day that the "why?" questions weren't supposed to hit until the 3s. Lucky us, Charlotte has started early. I would say we are averaging about 250 why questions/day. Our brains are tired at the end of the day. In the morning, I actually try to think of why something might be the way that it is - but by the end of the day I go with the standard answer, "That's how God made it."
Here are a couple examples from today: C: "Why we having pancakes for lunch?" Me: "I thought it would be fun." C: "Why you think it would be fun?" Me: "Because it is something different and you like to help" C: "Why me like to help?" Me: "I don't know, why do you like to help?" C: "I dunno"
C: "What's Daddy doing?" Me: "Taking a shower" C: "Why he taking shower?" Me: "Because he has to go to work" C: "Why he go to work" Me: "You know why, why does he have to go to work?" C: "To make money" pause.... C: "Why he need to make money?" Me: "So we can feed you and do fun things" C: "Why we do fun things?" Me: "Because we do"
We have been asked "Why the sky is blue?" on a daily basis. That one I can safely say I don't know the answer other than - "God made it that way"
She came home from her grandparent's house saying, "I love asking questions" I'm pretty sure she was told that she "loves asking questions" a lot. But no matter how tiring the "whys" are, I am so very thankful for having a curious child.
(what the majority of pictures look like these days - this is her "smile")