Monday, January 19, 2009

because...

Bubu- "why...why...why...why...why...why...why...why...why..."
Me-"well....because...it's...you see...sometimes....when...there's...because I said so!...STOP!...Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"

The "whys" started a week ago and I have been reduced to a babbling mess. He does it for fun. Does it not only to learn, but also to argue. Just to drive me crazy. So today I have a new tactic, today I flip it around on him. Today I make him think. Today I ask him why. "Why do you think Bubu?" I've used this before with other childcare children and it works like a charm. Hopefully it will help with him also, because he is seriously, no kidding, I might check into a lunny bin, driving me CrAzY!

A part of me wants to start asking him childishly, "why, why, why..." every time he talk, just to see how he likes it. With him though it would just be adding fuel to the fire, upping the anty, daring him to take it one step further, and I would lose. No doubt about that.

Just so you don't think I am complaining about nothing, it's not your average run of the mill whys, it's intense people, over the top, never ending whys. Run on sentence whys. The kind of whys that make you think your singing that song, the one that goes like this...

"This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friends, some people started singing it not knowing where it goes, and they'll continue singing it forever just because, this is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend..."

Remember that one? Yeah, well that's the theme song around here, "This is the whys that never end, yes they go on and on my friends..."

"It's nice out today, we should go to the park." "Why." "Because it's sunny." "Why." "There's less clouds today." "Why." "Bubu can you please just get your shoes on" "Why" "So we can go to the park." "Why." You get the picture. The conversations get pretty funny sometimes, and I would laugh about it, if it weren't happening to me.

2 comments:

Mama said...

oh i have the same conversations here! I find myself getting sucked in to them. Its like they dont want to think up the answer on there own, they want us to give it and then they question it! What gives!
I remember that song, I seem to remember us singing it for hours on end also!
If you check into the loony bin, let me know and I may join you!

smiles4u said...

Yep, it's much more funny when it's happening to someone else! I live with a 3 1/2 year old boy that never stops talking...it's not just the "why's?"...it's non stop questions, talking about everything. Drives me crazy too... so when your ready to check into the lunny bin, let me know and we could arrange to be checked into the same one! Now that could be some crazy fun!