Thursday, August 18, 2011


Finn, who has until recently been a very quiet child, has learned a new word.  Why.

Considering that we were slightly concerned about his talking, or lack thereof, this should be considered a good thing. And it was, at first. When his little boy voice said, "Why?"; stretching it into two syllables, I was in love.

But that was a week ago. Now, I am wishing for the days when Finn was the strong, silent type. Everything we say to him begets the response, "why?".  For example:

"Oh-cho is coming today"
"To babysit"
"Because Mom wants to go sit, drink coffee, and be alone for 2 hours"
"Just because"

It doesn't matter the conversation, I always end up in the same place, saying "Just Because". Very similar to "Because I said So". Phrases I never thought I would use as a parent, have now become an integral part of my vocabulary.

Now I have 3 boys who questions everything I say and do.  Ah, the joys of parenting!


Alisha said...

Can't wait to hear it. My standby's are (other than because) "that's just the way it is" or "That's the way God made it" or "I don't know, why don't you ask so and so (whoever it's about)" And my favorite one: "We'll have to ask Pastor Jan next time we see her" Though none of these will work in the example given.

Michelle said...

Finn didn't ask me why when I was there....too busy saying, "Oh Cho Fast car!"