“What Dat Mum?”
“What’s that Leila?” I repeat. “It’s a mushroom.”
Outside our apartment, near the elevators:
“That? It’s a tiny, scrunched up piece of paper that we can throw in the dustbin Rahul.”
After a bath:
“That’s a hairbrush. But those? I don’t know Leila, umm…they’re a part of the hair brush that look like the spokes of a bicycle wheel. I’ll have to check.”
(I have no idea where that came from?! “Like the spokes of a bicycle wheel,”) I doubt she can make use of that simile anyway, not that it works at all!)
So I googled “Hair brush parts”. What she asked about are the “bristles”. OK, even I knew that. At some point!
A couple of hours after we returned from Lebanon, Leila walked up to me as I was unpacking. She stood right in front of me, full of confidence.
“Where Maher?” she asked.
My eyebrows scrunched up, “He’s at work,” I replied.
She nodded, and returned to her toys.
They ask questions all the time, but it’s different now that they are using words.
I’m bracing myself for the “why’s” and the “how comes?”
Friends who know all about child development stages, mum’s who’ve been there, please tell me I still have time to study the parts and functioning of the world around us; before my children find me out for the sham I am. They’re 2 and 2 months. Is it days or months before I’m bombarded with even more questions?!
When did you children start asking questions? Any difficult ones?
When Preschoolers Ask Questions, They Want Explanations:
Why Children Ask “Why?”: