Joy is my kid with all of the “why” questions. I kept thinking she would grow out of this, but I really don’t think she will. I think she’ll just learn to find the answers! Today she asked, “Mom, why do they call trees, trees?”
I just shook my head and gave my standard, “I don’t know,” answer.
Grace spoke up and said, “I know! It’s because they have leaves and stumps!” Well, it’s as good an answer as any I suppose.
Another question of Joy’s that had me rolling on the floor: “Mom, do we have chicken on our bones?” I was eating at the time and had a really hard time swallowing. I gave her an explanation of animals, humans, and meat to which she replied, “Oh. I always thought we had chicken on our bones.”
An inquisitive mind is a great thing! Maybe she will be a scientist. . . or maybe a linguist.
I had a ‘why-er’, too. Thought my brain would explode from all of the questions – but I found that I learned a lot, trying to answer his questions.
Gosh, I miss that! (He’s 35 now, and finds his own answers.)
Joanne Haagenson says
LOL! That’s so cute…
I have a question-asker too, and she’s become a frequent Wikipedia visitor. She knows the most random things… like the differences between a bobcat and a lynx. Who knows that??
And you homeschool? But seriously – those are hilarious. Sounds like she would get along with Evan who says equally as random and equally as funny things …
I love what kids say. Such deep thinkers.