Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quotidian Questions for Parents of Young Children

What's that in your mouth?
Why is it so loud?
Why is it so quiet?
Do you want to do it your way, or Mommy's way?
Do you think that is a good idea?
Is that chocolate on your hand? (Oh please, let it be chocolate)
Do you need to go to the bathroom?
Why didn't you go to the bathroom when I asked?
Where are you going with that?
Why did you throw your toy/hit your brother/color on the wall...?
Where did you learn about that?
Do you want to help?
Are you okay?
Can I have a kiss?
Do you need a hug?
Do you know how much I love you?


  1. And, just yesterday, I asked, "Why are you thinking about that?"
    It never ends.

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  2. My children are all grown up, but those questions brought back tons of fun memories!!

  3. Great post. And I'm sure the list goes on and on and...

  4. I love this! I'm not a parent yet, but I work with young children. "What's that in your mouth?" and "Why didn't you go to the bathroom when I asked?" made me laugh out loud -- so true!

  5. Wow, did this list bring back memories! When our daughter was little, it never failed that she had to go to the bathroom every time we entered a bookstore. I thought she might have an aversion to books but thankfully, she loves reading. :) Isn't it silly what we moms worry about?

  6. Oh, and thanks for visiting my blog. A to Z has really been fun!

  7. Definitely a list of question I've used raising my 4 kids. Funny! Stopping by from the A to Z challenge--Hi!

  8. so sweet--reminds me of a writing a dear friend of mine, who is no longer here, read at church

  9. As a parent of a young child, I was grinning from ear to ear as I read through your been-there-asked-that questions. Thanks for sharing!

  10. These are great! I know a asked a lot of Why questions when mine were young :)

  11. What great questions. I have a 2year old and so many of them I say daily..:) It is usual not good when it is quiet.

  12. Haha, I hope that's chocoate! Loved every line, know them well. Best "Q" I've seen so far!

  13. These brought back a flood of memories.

  14. Ah, I know these well!

    Fun post. :)

  15. Ha! Very familiar questions. I agree w/ Dana. Fun post!