I knew this would happen, I just had no idea it would happen so soon or so suddenly. One evening I was washing dishes after dinner and Jack asked what I was doing. I told him and he said “Why?” I responded by telling him that the dishes were dirty. I didn’t think much of it until the next day when I was folding laundry and he asked what I was doing. Again I answered and he responded with “Why?”. I told him that it was because the clothes were clean and needed folded. Instead of being satisfied with that answer, he continued to question me. ”Why Mommy?” And so began approximately 3 minutes of me answering “Why?”
I know that asking why is how Jack will learn, but let me tell you, at times it can be frustrating. Take this conversation for example:
Jack: Mommy, can I have a piece of cheese, please?
Me: Sure *walks to kitchen to get a piece of cheese from the fridge*
Jack *runs into the kitchen* Mommy, why you in the kitchen?
Me: Because you asked for a piece of cheese
Me: I don’t know, why did you ask for cheese?
Jack: *stares blankly*
Me *blink blink*
Jack: But Mommy, why are you getting cheese?
Arghhhh!!!! How am I supposed to know why the kid wants a piece of cheese? I mean, I assume that it’s because he’s hungry, but for all I know it was a ploy to draw me into the above conversation in hopes that eventually I’ll just run to the corner, close my eyes and start rocking to make the “Why?” questions go away. I’m pretty sure it’s just another step in his plan for world domination.
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