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 dishes...so 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."
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.