Saturday, November 06, 2004

Why ask why.

For a couple of weeks now, my inquisitive daughter has taken to the magic question: why. It's the childish question of legends, the bane of parents everywhere, the mightiest of the three-letter words in a three-year-old's vocabulary.

My curious daughter has a variation on this common behavior. Instead of merely "why" over and over, she asks full questions each time.

"Why the bees buzzzz?"
"Why the bees fly?"
"Why the bees go to the flowers?"
"Why the bees make honey?"
"Why the bees eat?"
"Why the bees hungry?"
"Why that's the way it is?"

Somehow, getting a full question like that really takes the sting out of the conversation.
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