Is anyone else out there sick of answering questions posed by their pre-schooler? I have to admit I am, especially when the same question has been asked and answered more than once in the last 10 minutes. I read on someone's blog awhile back that one should endeavor to answer every question that their child asked. At first I thought this a noble idea, but now I know it is just down right impossible. I'm all for fostering my child's curiosity and imagination but I wonder if the author was thinking about questions asked out of context or questioning "why" when asked to pick up their room.
For example the other day while driving to the park for a play date HT pointed out the window and asked: "What's dat way Mama?"
"Which way are we going?"
"What do east do?"
"It doesn't do anything it's the direction we are going."
"So we can get to the park."
"So we can play with our friends."
"Don't you want to play with your friends?"
Finally in exasperation and slightly irritated I asked, "Then why are you asking me why?"
"But Mama, its my job!"