Feb 082011

I love chatting with Henry and Eleanor. They’re at that age where their imaginations are always creating and they have such a curiosity about the world. They’re also at that age where their curiosity is expressed through question after question after endless question. After question after question after question after no sweetie, I don’t know why.

So for fun, today I decided to record their questions to me. It was a doable task considering they were at preschool all morning, and we spent at least an hour this afternoon snuggling on the couch and watching Shaun the Sheep. I didn’t count all the gazillion “why?”s they randomly sprinkle throughout conversation. Without further ado, here’s what Henry and Eleanor wanted to know:

Why is Kroger that way?

Why is Costco straight ahead?

Why is the name of that guy on the TV screen singing songs Mr. Rogers?

Why did we have Lunch Bunch?

Why do we have lunch bags?

How many days will it be Tuesday again?

How many days will it be preschool again?

Why are wipes wet?

Whose poop is that?

Where’s my scissors? Can I paint, Mom?

Why is this a glue stick?

Why is this Henry’s bubbles?

Who put my pen up there?

What does he mean by “a bit more?”

What do confetti guys poop in?

What is tater tots?

What is that there?

Why do we have these crackers?

Why was it a long time before we found Dad?

Why did we have snow for dessert?

What is this called?

What do beavers drink?

  11 Responses to “Nobody Expects The Spanish Inquisition!”

  1. I hate to tell you but the average 4 year old asks over 400 questions. Times two. I found age 3 to be really good practice for age 4 when the questions get tougher “Why are some people homeless?”

  2. Love it! We’ve had a lot of poop and body part why’s lately.

  3. What is a confetti guy?

    • Yeah, that’s the one that intrigued me the most.

      • H & E spent a while cutting up little pieces of construction paper to be confetti, for use when they pretended to play Super Bowl (yeah, we’re in imagination overload sometimes). While cutting together they started discussing “confetti guy,” who I guess is in charge of distributing said Super Bowl confetti?

  4. AMAZING! Loved reading this post.
    Those kids are so darn amazing.
    LOVE those questions. My two favorites were about “why was it a long time before we found dad” and “why is this a glue stick?”

    Also – at a local restauant – I ateTATOR TOT hot dish today for lunch. :)
    (loved the tator tot question, too)

    :) :) :)

  5. Hilarious… except the unidentified poop. That one was a little frightening!

  6. You guys haven’t even heard any hard questions yet. A couple weeks ago, my 3 kids and I are sitting on the couch watching TV and my ten year old asks me, “What is a virgin?” I have had talks with her before but was not prepared for that right then with my younger kids right there. I told her I’d tell her later. Ahhhhh!

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