Sunday, May 31, 2009

Why Ask What From?

Here is a sample conversation from sometime during the last month at our house:

Me: Come to the kitchen sweetie, it's dinner time.
Mia: No, I'm not READY yet! I'm STILL playing!!
Me: Sorry, babe, it's time to eat. Come here now.
Mia: What from?
Me: ....brow knit in concentration....Uhhh...from your...bedroom?

These conversations had a tendency to leave me confused for long periods of time. Another sample:

Mia: I think I want to go play outside mama, let's go!
Me: It's raining today baby, we have to stay inside.
Mia: What from?
Me: *bumfuzzled*

After several weeks of this question popping up in most every conversation, we had a breakthrough.

Mia: Do I get to go to school?
Me: Oh, I wish you could but there's no school today.
Mia: What from?
Me: slowly...I don't...understand...the question.
Mia: Weellllll, why is there no school today?
Me: the sun slowly rises in the east...WHY!!! WHAT FROM means WHY!!!

Now though, there's a new question in town. Since I asked her to clarify, her constant What From's have given way to why's.

No statement is exempt from immediate questioning.

Me: You're so goofy, Mia.
Mia: Why?
Me: Because you're just being silly, I guess.
Mia: Why?
Me: To make me laugh?
Mia: Why?

It's the age of reason, I suppose.

Also known as the age of insanity.

2 comments:

  1. Sweet- the broken record of Why's?! It's like a cruel milestone in parenthood that we all must endure. I've been spared it so far, but someday soon...

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  2. Oh, my head hurts just reading this! Just wait 'til Lauren starts it, too. For the sake of your sanity I hope Mia is past this stage when Lauren starts! When our kids do this, Randy goes into a super-long detailed answer that takes about 5 minutes. After just one "why" they walk away befuddled!

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