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"Why?" she responded, with that tone that you start to hate. You know what I mean. With the inflection at the end and an elongated i sound.
My reaction included a longer than usual blink, a frown and a sigh all rolled into one.
"Oh dear, it's starting to rain fast now. Let's get inside quickly."
My reaction? A longer than usual blink, a frown, a sigh and an additional shake of my head for good measure. These whys are not helping me look yummy at all!
But what why questions would I ask her?
Why are you telling me you're too tired to get your pyjamas on one minute, but are leaping around on your bed, full of beans, the next?
Why do you randomly take off all your clothes and abandon them at different places across the house? Are you playing hide and seek with them?
Why did you like cheese yesterday, but hate it today?
Why do I have packets of raisins in every handbag, clutch bag, rucksack and holdall in the house?
Why does your hair never look like I've brushed it?
Why does my hair never look like I've brushed it?
Why do I have to remind you that it's pyjamas, brush teeth, brush hair, BEFORE, story and song time, every single night, despite the fact that we've been doing the same routine since you were born?
Why do you decide it's bath time at 8am in the morning just before it's time to leave for school?
Why do I quote Daddy Pig?
Why do I find myself humming Chi-Chi-Wah* at work and having to stop myself sticking out my tongue?
Why do you never respond to my questions the first time, making me repeat myself over and over again?
Why do you never respond to my questions the first time, making me repeat myself....? Oh pants.
Have you got any WHY? questions you'd ask your children? Please add them to the comments below; I'd love to hear them.
This post is my response to Mummy Central's Why? Meme. Thanks to Louise at A Strong Coffee for tagging me. If you'd like to join in, feel free! Either add your questions by commenting below, or write your own post and link up!
*It's a very amusing and highly infectious song that appears to be a staple of European holiday resort kids discos across France and Spain. Google search results seem to indicate it's a Spanish song, but the version my children learnt in France was the Dutch version. We then had a German version in Spain. Confused? Me too.