Thursday, 4 October 2018

4th October - 31 days - Why?

In an effort to get blogging on a regular basis it seems I need a challenge.  I've opted to try and complete this one as it's only supposed to take 5 minutes each day.  Of course it takes a bit longer than that to get the post presented how I want it but the content was done with a timer.

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Todays prompt is Why and here's my 5 minutes' worth:

My middle child was a “Why?” child.  He had a particular spell of always asking why.  It was partly because he wanted answers to questions and, of course, partly to wind me up.  I always tried to provide an answer although there were times when I ended up resorting to “Because I said so!”  We often had a battle of wills between us.

But of course we all often ask “Why?” and sometimes we cannot find an answer or the answer is not the one we want to hear.  There isn’t always a rhyme or reason to some events and it’s hard to accept especially when we don’t feel in control.  I hate feeling out of control. 
Of course some questions cannot be answered although I would always have a good try and I learned early on with my middle child that euphemisms were confusing to a child – telling him the vet had put our dog to sleep was a classic example of this.  (After some consideration he asked me if the dog was actually dead.  When learning the dog was dead his response was “So the vet killed him then?”  Fortunately we didn’t have a lengthy “Why?” discussion after that.

Apologies to those who’ve heard the vet story before.  It just illustrated this prompt for me.  Particularly the need to be honest, especially with children.  Why?  Because there’s enough confusion in life already without adding to it.


  1. I completely agree! Great post

  2. Why do children ask such difficult questions?

  3. The classic never ending child's "why" is known to so many. I wonder if God ever feels that way about our why's.

  4. Good question, My Corner Online.
    I probably shouldn't have laughed, but your child's conclusion that the vet killed your dog was so unexpected.
    I have a child who liked to wind me up as well. SO glad we are way past that stage now. I found it difficult to satisfactorily answer many of the "why" questions the kids asked. Sure wish I had Google back then.

  5. Kids take our answers so literally. We need to be more explicit!

  6. Cute Vet story! A fun word to write about!


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