Friday, March 25, 2005

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The question phase of a two year old is more than I think I can bear. I don't mind answering genuine, interesting questions. But Girl Terror seems to think that asking questions is the same thing as making small talk, and she is desperate to chat. Her favorite is "What buy that?" Which means, "Where did you buy that?" We only shop at 2 stores, really, so the conversation is pretty short. Even so, every meal, snack, toy, item of clothes, etc. must be discussed. "Why?" is starting to pop up, and usually I don't mind answering. But I don't have good reasons for why I am brushing my teeth, why I am sitting, why I am doing I've started just making crap up. It's much more interesting! Now, a typical conversation goes like this:
GT: "Mummy, what doooooning?"
Me: "I'm making a snowman." (really, I'm drinking coffee.)
GT: "Noooo. You drinking hot drink!"
Me: "Oh. So I am. Look at that."
GT: "Why?"
Me: "Why am I drinking a hot drink?"
GT: "Why you drinking hot drink?"
Me: "Because....Dolly told me to."
GT: "Silly Mummy."

Now, I realize it's not Abbott and Costello, but remember, this is 7:00 am. I bet you aren't so witty at that hour, either.


J&J's Mom said...

Especially not before coffee! Happy Easter! If you're not Jewish that is ;0) In which case, have a great weekend!

Christine said...

LOL! I can so relate to this! My daughter loves to answer questions, which most of the time I don't mind - I know this is how she learns. But when she asks me the same question 5 times in a row, or asks questions that I know she knows the answer to, then I've had it! I've found myself just saying "I don't know" more than I'd like to. :)

I answer her annoying questions with obviously wrong ansers, too. When she asks me where her brother is when he's right in front of her, I've just started tell her he's in China.

Sarie said...

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Raehan said...

Very cute. I have weakness for conversations with little girls, as you probably have guessed. She sounds adorable.

Anonymous said...

i think it's bloody hilarious.

Shannon akaMonty said...

I don't want to rain on your parade... ;)
My daughter is 10 and still likes to ask the obvious. *sigh*

Only now it's more a questioning of motives...
ME: "Go bring me your brother's cup"
SHE: "Oh, so you can make him something to drink?"

ME: "Can you hand me my purse?"
SHE: "Oh, because you need to write a check/get your cigarettes/get my lunch money/any other of a hundred things?"

Here's hoping that yours grows out of it sooner than mine.. :D