Tuesday, July 26, 2011


This summer I have become a master at the art of questioning.  I ask questions all day long.  Although I love to hear the answers, I often keep asking follow up questions until I finally arrive at the answer I'm most interested in: "I don't know."

Isn't it just so much fun to stump people older than you?!

In case you're wondering, here are a few inquisitive statements that have caused delight, agitation, confusion, and/or uproarious laughter in my home:

"Should we cuddle?  Should we snuggle?"
Mommy and Daddy just love to hear me ask this one.  I utter these words just about every time I wake up from a nap...even though I know the answer will always be "Yes!"

"What is that smell about?"
My olfactory senses have become much quite keen over the past few months.  In fact, I probably ask this question at least 5 times a day.  Body odors, certain foods, animals, and unsanitary conditions all drive me crazy.  Earlier this week, I had a mini gag fest over my own gass passing!

"What is heaven?"
This question seemed to stump Mommy the most!  I'm pretty sure she thought she had another year or so to prepare for this one.  For all of the heaven-related thinking, singing, and learning Mommy has done in her lifetime, she was really suprised at how difficult it was for her to explain heaven to me.

"Mommy, when you were in high school, did you poop?"
By far, this is the question that has elicited the most laughs.  I can't even tell you how many times I've heard Mommy repeat this question to other people...which, of course, has only ensured that I will keep asking it.  At least it's one Mommy always knows how to answer!


Jessica Miller Kelley said...

Kate is always asking "why isn't it working?" even when it's something we've repeated a dozen times, like "you have to refill the bath squirty each time you spray it."

Speaking of poop, I had one of those "things you never thought you'd say" moments the other day when Kate asked if I would get ice cream after I pooped in the potty (yes, we've been using a little bribery). I replied, "No, Mommy doesn't need ice cream to poop in the potty. Pooping is its own reward."

The Whity Wife said...

a) this is adorable!
b) thank you so much for your comment! I am moving out to the new area on Sunday but right now live 5 minutes from IKEA! I think I will invest in some of those babies before I even see the classroom! (the added a teacher to this grade, they are short on classrooms- I am sure they are short of all other things too!)

Seriously, thank you for your comment, it means a lot to me that you would take the time to tell me that!