Stop the Insanity!!!!

I love my little (well not so little anymore) EJ. I really adore him.

But if I have to answer one more question of his today, I truly might LOSE IT!!!

In the car...

Mama, why do birds poop on the car?
Why do the numbers on the gas machine keep going around and around?
How does it work?
Why do they call Rachael Ray, Rachael?
How do you make Oatmeal Squares?
Is the YMCA open everyday for people work out in?
Did you see me go around and around and around?
Did you?
Did you?
Mama, why does Z always take his monkey and pup pup with him?
Can we have lunch?
Can we have a snack?
Can we have a drink?
Why can't we drink juice all the time?
Why do we always drink milk and water?
Why is milk always cold?
What happens if it gets too warm?
But you can heat it up, right?
Why is it cold again?
Can I have paint?
Can we have those big big pieces of chalk?
Why is Spiderman on the backpack?
Where is Bobbi (one of the room mates)?
How do they make peanut butter?
Do we have honey?
Then can we have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
Why does Z put his feet on the table?
and the list goes on....

One of the girls living with me, shook her head and said, "He sure is an inquisitive one, isn't he?"





  1. I feel your pain.

  2. You might not like my answer because it isn't going to make it STOP, but this is what has worked for me.

    When Jeter began this I answered his questions when I knew the answers and when I didn't know I would tell him that. If we had time we would look it up (in a book, online, etc.) and if we didn't, I would tell him that we could look it up later. I also attempted to challenge him and ask what he thought the answer could be. For example the question "How do they make peanut butter?" I would ask, "How do you think it could be made? (pause) Think about what is in it. How could that be made smooth?"

    Practically speaking this cut down on the quantity of questions and stretched him into thinking scientifically. Ahhhh...I just love science. I know. I'm a science geek. But it does help cut down on questions and develop good skills in them. It also does require you to still be engaged in the conversation.

    NOTE: Jeter started lots of questions by the time he was 3 and we made him ask it in a complete sentence. That also cut down on the quantity of questions and hopefully began the development of some good English skills. We're beginning to start that for Barber too.

  3. OH MY!

  4. this really made me giggle. My daughter insists on asking tons of questions also. When we go for a walk she askes me questions like "what are the tree's doing?" "why is there dirt on the ground?" "will you get me a flower?" "Can I have a snack?" and much more. Later in life we are really going to thank the Lord for their inquisitive mind :)
    Thank you for visiting!