I consider myself to be smart enough to get by: I studied hard and have a bunch of tertiary level qualifications to my name, I enjoy reading both recreationally and for research (albeit generally child related!), try and keep abreast of current news, and love learning about new things. However, as my darling son has just started asking “Why”, I am really finding out just how much I *don’t* know! I haven’t yet done the “Because I said so” defence, but it has come very close (especially after the sixth consecutive response to why he needs to eat all of his dinner)! Adding to the challenge is trying to think of terms and concepts that a 3.5 year old will understand!
“Eat your dinner “ “Why?” “So you will grow up to be big and strong!” (strike a pose and pretend to have big muscles)
“Please use your inside voice” “Why” “You are being very loud which will make Jack’s (our cat) head hurt and make him sad”
“Darling, please stop turning the light on and off” “Why” “Because you are going to break the light” “Why” “…(racks brain for electrical knowledge)…Um…because the light is getting tired…”
Posted by Sylverflame, 20th March 2015