Sunday, April 28, 2013

Blogging from A to Z: Why

Dang, here I am behind schedule again.  Sunday is supposed to be a day off for good behavior in the challenge...but I think missing two days in a row counts as bad behavior.  W it is...

If you ask Elijah to do something, or not do something, and he doesn't like it, he will ignore you.  Mostly, though, he does what he's told.  If he asks for something, and you say no, he will ask you for it again and again and again.  Or he'll just move on.  He has not yet stumbled upon that one word, that one horrible word, that all parents dread - "Why?" 

I am sure we will reach that stage one of these days, but I will enjoy that little word's absence while I can.  There is, however, a downside to this hole in his vocabulary; we cannot ask him why he does what he does.  And there are so many things that really could use an explanation.  For example...

"Why, Elijah, when I emptied out the recycling bin the other day, did I find Isabel's pink monkey?"

"Why do you ask for a second bowl of yogurt and then refuse to eat it?"

"Why are you morally opposed to using the toilet?"

"Why is it that you feel 5:30 am is a good time to wake up?

I feel like I could host my own TV show - Unsolved Mysteries:  Toddler Edition.

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