Don’t all 3 year olds go through a “why” phase?? Or is that 4.? Did I miss out or is it something I have to wait for?? Because at this point my child has no concept of the word “why.”? “Why did you do that?”? “Why do you still rock?”? Questions all met with, “yeah.”? Like, Lady, I don’t understand a word you are saying.? However, if you rephrase the question to “What are you doing that for?”? I get a better response.? Ok, if you consider “ummm, yeah” more elaborate.
The child doesn’t ask questions followed by a million whys.? He asks, “mommy, what are you doing?” or “What’s that?” or “What’s that for?”? What what what what what.? I hate what.? I hear it a million times a day.? It’s so bad that we’ve started making up creative answers.
“What are you doing?”
“Finding a cure for cancer.”
“What is that?” (after asking for cream to drink before bed instead of milk)
“Special cream for Oleg.”
“Noooo, that’s milk”? (upon realization that his parents had the audacity to lie to him)
“No shit.? We just told you we didn’t have cream and even if we did you couldn’t drink it.”
What is nearly as bad as “I can’t do it.”? Let me rephrase that “I caaan’t dooooo iiiiiit!”? After looking at something that fell on the floor and oh my god he might have to bend over and pick it up.? One minute this child is all “I can do it myself” (sounding exactly like Stewart) and the next “I caaaan’t doooo iiiit.”? I have a little baby Sybill.