Noah is in the thick of the, “Why, Mommy?” stage. All day I hear, “Why?… But why?… Why?… But why, Mommy?… OK, but why?”
Unfortunately for my sanity, Zoe purchased her ticket for the “Why?” train recently, too.
At dinner last night I said, “Mommy’s tired.”
Noah said, “Why, Mommy?”
I said, “I just am, but you know what? You would be doing me a huge favor if you just didn’t ask ‘why?’ for one hour.”
Noah was silent for a second.
Then Zoe chimed in: “Why?”
That’s when I started tearing my hair out. (I tried to focus just on the grey ones, but I’m sure some of the “good” ones fell victim, too.)
For a funny video by comedian Louis CK about kids asking why, check out this link. The whole video is funny, but skip to the 6:21 mark if you just want to see the “why?” part. Warning: This video is definitely R-rated for language, so skip it if you’re offended by that!