Thursday, April 9, 2009


No, it's not my golf score (although that's quite possible.) Nor is it my bowling score (I wish.)

Just for fun, I decided to keep a running tally of how many questions my three year old asks me in a day. Yesterday the total was 219.

And I didn't even start counting until 10 AM...and finally gave up at dinner time. Plus he had time for a 3 hour nap (must be his barrage of questioning wears him out).

How is that possible?

It's quite impressive, really. I started counting when we were on our way to help a friend whose car was in the shop. The rapid-fire technique is his favorite. "Why is her car broken? Did she break it? Who's going to fix it? How did she get it to the fixer place? How are they going to fix it?"

Is this normal?

My favorite question of the day:

"Why do I have a chin?"

I do you answer a question like that?

You are probably wondering if I answer every question. I would estimate I get an answer in every 5th question or so. His .02 second response time requirement before asking the next question doesn't allow me to prepare my answers as I'd like.

I just keep reminding myself that someday I will miss his interrogative little self. When the only question he asks becomes, "Can I have the car to go hang out at my friend's house?", I will look back at these question-filled days with longing, I'm sure.

And seriously, why do we have chins?


Terre said...

I have a 2 year old and he asks a bunch of questions but not that many yet. I am sure he will soon. He is a sponge for information.

But to answer your question "How do you answer the question why do we have chins?" I would have said to hold our smiles on. If we didn't have a chin our smiles would fall onto the floor. hehe. Not sure if that is the correct answer, but it is sure to make him giggle and think about it.

Lael said...

I'm pretty sure my 17 month old is going to be a 219-er. She seems to be asking about 100 questions a day right now, I just don't understand most of them!

casterline said...

I'm so glad to hear than Griffin asks so many questions! I though my child was the only crazy one.

Anonymous said...

Haha, he is so cute. I love that. :)

ryan said...