Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Oh dear Lord, if I never hear that word again, I will so be okay with it.

If you can't tell, Elise has reached a new, and incredibly annoying stage. Yes, it's the "Why?" stage. Every statement I make is answered with "Why?". I swear the next time she starts it up I'm going to duct tape a sock in her mouth.

(really I'm not, it's just one of my bouts of hyperbole brought on my extreme annoyance. Now stop calling CPS and put down that phone.)

These days, here is how a typical conversation with Elise goes:

Me: Okay Elise, let's get in the car!

Elise: Why?

Me: We're going to Target

Elise: Why?

Me: Because Momma needs to buy something

Elise: Why?

Me: Because your Momma is a product of a consumer-driven society that feels that the more stuff they have, the happier they will be.

Elise: Why?

Me: Let's play a game... no talking for ten minutes!

You get the point. Everything... EVERYTHING I say, is met with a "Why?". I actually banned her from saying the word earlier today, and when I told her to do something, she responded, "wh... oh, I'm not allowed to say that."

It only worked for about 20 minutes.

Why did we think it was cute when she learned to talk?



David and April Vinson said...

Oh boy! So sorry! I know our day will come too! Remember this trick, if you ask a question in response to the question, "Why?" then you're off the hook for answering her!.... until she asks it again...:)

Laura said...

Emma was my WHY Girl! I would tell her "No more whys!!"

It usually worked for a little while anyway.

Wym said...

Im THERE! Mommy, Mommy, MOMMY?! What's this? ...Mommy, Mommy, MOMMY?! What's this?

Arg girl, I feel it.

Kim said...

Yes! I remember those days! I finally found that I could head it off with a "why" question of my own. "Why are you asking me so many questions?"