I read on the magical Internet that knows (almost) everything that the average number of questions asked by each child per day is 427.
I believe that. Sometimes I think that figure should be per hour, but I digress. If you have more than one child of speaking age you are looking at the potential for thousands of questions every day.
Some of which are easy to answer: Where is my hat? Why is the sky blue? And why can’t I have chocolate for breakfast? Some are harder: Why aren’t I as tall as you? Why did my goldfish die? And what’s for dinner tonight?
All parents know that special tone that children use for “but whhhhyyyyy?” And while I do believe that you should do your best to answer as many questions as you can, sometimes “Because Mummy said so.” IS an acceptable answer. I do have a few “but why?” questions of my own that I have so far been unable to find answers to:
I’m sure I could come up with 427 questions but I have to go and look at things on the Internet now and make a hot cup of tea that will never get finished.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the hat is on the hook at the door, the sky is blue because blue and violet have shorter wavelengths than other colours and therefore has less work to travel uninterrupted through the atmosphere and you can’t have chocolate for breakfast because I ate it all.
This article was written by the fabulous Kristi Grigg