Why?….why?…why?

I thought that the little hummingbird bypassed the”why?” stage and was becoming overly confident that I would get lucky and be able to avoid that stage. So, of course that means she has embraced the why stage with a wild abandon over the last few months and my brain hurts. Help!

While I’m putting on my bra.

Me: Let me just put on my bra.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: Because I have boobs.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: Because I’m a woman.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: Because.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: Because, because, because.

Hummingbird: Why?, why?, why?

The little hummingbird asks for a glass of water. I go to get it.

Hummingbird: What are you doing?

Me: Getting a glass of water for you.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: Because you asked for water.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: I don’t know. You tell me.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: Because.

Hummingbird: Why?, why?, why.

Me: *gets a nervous tic*

Going to make her lunch.

Hummingbird: I want to come with you.

Me: Okay.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: Because you asked me if you wanted to come.

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: I don’t know. Why?

Hummingbird: Why?

Me: Because.

Hummingbird: Why?, why?, why?

Me: *head explodes*

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7 Responses to Why?….why?…why?

  1. weezafish June 25, 2012 at 05:26 #

    Tempting though it is to just type … WHY??? I won’t. Hubby replies to the incessant “whys?” with a “‘Y’ is a crooked letter that you can’t get straight”. Of cuorse, the boys just reply to that … “why?”
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  2. Leesepea June 25, 2012 at 06:47 #

    SweetPea also seems to be skipping the “why” phase, and I hope admitting that didn’t just condemn me to months of incessant “why” questions. She has, on occasion, asked why, and I counter with, “Why what? Be specific so I can help you find an answer.” Since she usually can’t articulate such specificity the game gets rather boring and she moves on. It’s a strategy I use in the classroom – middle schoolers like to push and see how much they can get you to say to keep them quiet – and turning their questions back on them usually nips things in the bud fairly quickly. Most of the time they don’t really want to know, they just want to see how long they can get away with such games.
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  3. monica June 25, 2012 at 07:00 #

    i say what i swear i would never say (to the “whys” now which are more often “why NOTs”) – “because i said so and i am the mom.” ;o)
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  4. Doug June 25, 2012 at 09:07 #

    I StumbledUpon your blog and this entry reminded me of a thousand conversations with my eight-years younger brother when he was at that stage…

    Brother: Why?

    Me: I don’t know, ask God.

    B: Why?

    M: Because you want to know.

    B: Why?

    M: Because you’re an idiot.

    B: Why?

    M: Because God made you that way.

    B: Why?

    M: I don’t know, ask God.

    B: Why?

    M: Because you want to know.

    B: Why?

    This could go on for hours…

  5. Jennifer C. June 25, 2012 at 12:36 #

    The quickest way I’ve found to end that coversation is to ask “Why? Why? Why?” back. Most of the time I get a response like “No, that’s MY word! You can’t use it!” That breaks the cycle just long enough to move on to something else!

  6. Stephenie Stone June 25, 2012 at 20:31 #

    My son never did the “why” stage. I waited for it to show up, but it never happened. However, your conversation does remind me of this one we had. 🙂

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  7. Patty June 27, 2012 at 12:59 #

    The glass of water question actually happened to me last week from my three year old. Very, very funny.

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