Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why….

…words that will bring any grown mother to her knees sobbing.  My daughter is now 3.5 and we have been suffering this for the last 6 months.  I don’t want to stifle her curiosity.  One of the biggest things I want her to develop is a natural curiosity to learn, I do want her to ask why, but not every 10 seconds and in a vacuous attention seeking manner.

I do my best to answer her fully, but eventually I find myself pulling my hair out and  reverting to being my mother and saying because I said so.  Not cool!

I’ve tried everything, including ignoring her when I’m about to explode, but I still get the overwhelming urge to run out the front door screaming or throw myself from a moving car.

But, I think I’ve cracked it………….

Seriously, it’s so simple and will result in hours of fun and a sure fire way to release stress.  For the most part we start by answering her ‘why’ questions, but if she carries on in an attention seeking manner we now say…..


It’s genius and works a treat! Hours of fun really and it really shuts her up.

You can thank me later.