The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

An Inquiring Mind Wants to Know

I have stated here on this blog several time in the past that HT likes to ask the question "Why?" and that he often asks it repeatedly.  I do try to answer his questions but I must admit that I can grow weary of them and every time I answer one he comes up with several follow up questions that sometimes . . . well it seems impossible to give him a satisfactory answer.

Lately I have been writing some of the questions down and I present them here today for your enjoyment and if any of you all can give me any pointers or perhaps give answering some of these questions a shot I would love your input.

"Mama, do spiders like mud? Do dey?"

"I don't know I've never asked a spider."

"Why not?"

"Because I'm big, spiders are little.

"Well if you're in da Thing-A-Majigger, you get small and den you can ask dem!"


"Mama, why don't spiders like water? Why?"

"I suppose they don't like getting their hair wet."

"Why can spiders hold lots of things? Why?"

"Maybe because they have eight legs."

"Why do dey have eight legs? Why?"

"So they can hold lots of things."


"Mama, do bugs need glasses? Do dey?"


"Why not?"

"Because they don't know how to read."

"What about when dey get old?"


"Mama, have you ever seen an ant poop?"

"Um . . .  no, nor do I want too.

"Why not?"


"Mama, what kind of blood do butterflies have?"

"Butterfly kind."

"Mama, do flowers need blood?"

"No, they need sunshine and rain."


"Mama, why do bananas need seeds? Why?"

"So they can grow more bananas."


"Mama, do big and taller boys be obedient?"

"Yes they do.  At least they're supposed to."

"Well I should smack dat other idea right out of my head!"


"Mama, do ghosts eat dust? Do dey?"

"No, ghosts don't eat anything."

"Why not?  What do dust eat?"


"Mama, what happens when people are swimming in da ocean, reading a book and teaching people how to read and get sucked down by a swirly-whirl?"

"They would probably drown."

"How come some swirly-whirls are big and some are little? I never see'd a big one."


"Mama, what's Gods phone number?"

"God doesn't have a phone number we can talk to him anytime.  That's what we are doing when we pray, talking to God."

"No, Mama, what's his phone number!?"



"Mama, why does sometimes when you bend over God sees your butt?  God can see through houses.  Did ya know dat?  Somebody told me dat but I can't remember who."


I asked him the other day why he asks so many questions and he told me, "God gives me questions at da night!"


Sara said...

Oh my gosh! I laughed out loud!! I loved your phone number for God. And I was rolling at the smacking the other idea right out of his head!! And I love that he told you God gives him questions at night to ask.

My oldest, and my constant question-asker was sitting next to me while I read asking questions. He wanted to know all about HT, where he was in the picture, what he was doing, if I had met him, etc, etc, etc... I get tired of coming up with answers, too. Garrett's new thing is to ask, "What's that mean?" Aaargh!

Laura said...

oh the 'why' stage, lol. Have fun with that!

Jared said...

Oh the inquisitive mind of a child. May he never stop. I wanna know more about the thing-a-majigger there's some spider questions that need answering.

M.O.T.B said...

I love posts like this. Kids keep me laughing and these are some of my favs!!! Visiting from the mom of boys blog hop!

Mindy said...

Oh goodness this made me smile! Visiting from the BMBH!! Blessings!

the domestic fringe said...

SO fun! That was great. He's going to grow up to be a very smart man if he keeps asking all those questions. My son is 11 and he's still asking, only now he big enough to say "Google it!"


Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

I laughed out loud, too -- your answers crack me up. And you have the patience of Job! I especially like your answer about spiders not liking to get their hair wet. And of course, God's phone number -- i need to file that one away for emergency use!

Meaghan said...

I'm visiting from the MOB Society blog hop. I love this post it sounds so much like my 3 year old. He won't take I don't know for an answer. I also love your side bar with things about being a parent. I hope you'll stop by and visit us too.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love all his questions! Your answers were great too.

I am now following.

ginny said...

those were awesome!! love the way boys think :) visiting from the MOB blog hop. have a wonderful day!

ann.e said...

hahaha I loved the one about the big and taller boys!

btw I dreamt the other night that he was coming to our party and I could NOT find any boy fabric to make him a little gift bag - I was very frantic about it : )