Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Why, Why, Why?
So Claire has finally entered the "Why" phase of toddlerhood. EVERYTHING we say to her is followed with a "why?" and it is exhausting at times. Here is a little exerpt from our drive home from gymnastics today:
Claire: "Mommy, I love gymnastics!!"
Me: "I am so glad, honey!"
Claire: "Why are you glad?"
Me: "Well, I like it when you are happy."
Claire: "Why am I happy, Mommy?"
Me: "Uh . . . isn't it because you love gymnastics?"
Claire: "Why did you just say "Uh"?"
Me: "Claire, let's talk about something else, okay?"
Claire: "Why do you want to talk about something else?"
Me: Big sigh
Claire: "Mommy, why did you just say (imitates a big sigh)?"
Me: "Because I am tired of answering all your "why" questions, honey. Let's just be quiet for a minute."
Claire: "Why are we supposed to be quiet?"
Me: "Honey, I need a break. I am not going to talk right now."
Claire: "Why do you need a break?"
Claire: "Mommy, what aren't you talking to me?"
Claire: "Mommy, why are you being quiet? Mommy!?"
Feel like screaming yet? Multiply that 2 minute conversation by 10 and you will get our entire ride home. Aren't you glad I shared?