Oh it’s here! And it’s ON! I always knew this day was coming. Initially I thought we might have swapped it for an alternative stage called “What’s that? What’s it doing?“, which is a two-part ponderance that has been applied to literally anything and everything in the last few months. Even when whatever that is does not actually “do” something. (What’s that? It’s a wall. What’s it doing? – do you see what I mean?)
But no! Why? arrived this week! We welcome it with open arms! It’s like sudoko, existentialism and honours history all rolled into one pop quiz, hotshot.
Let’s get in the car!
Because it’s time to go to creche.
Because mama and dada have to go to work.
(Bloody good question) To earn money.
So we can buy food and nice things for you.
Score! I’ve accepted the challenge to treat it like a game. I can win or lose. A win is to end a why? conversation with a yeah, because then it feels like the inquisitor has been satisfied with the information provided. A lose is if the why? conversation ends with me being forced into an I don’t know response (dammit!). At the moment I’m enjoying trying to give really thoughtful and considered answers to the questions.
Stop sniggering down the back! I know. We’ll see how long it lasts.
Although I’m still very proud of my answer about why daddies don’t feed babies with their nittles. (Because their nittles aren’t big like mammies’ nittles. Touché to me. He still reckons he can feed babies with his nittles though. I suppose that’s fair enough.)
There’s also a scoreboard – how many whys? can I keep answering before the interrogation ends. So far, I’ve scored an impressive seven. Well, I think it’s impressive.