Friday, April 01, 2011

A Day's Worth of Questions--Part I

It's true; I get peppered with questions from the minute my kids get up in the morning, until they go to bed at night. Questions asked rapid-fire, like this:

But unlike this situation, three of my children can talk, and therefore, ask questions without taking a breath. Sometimes they sound like an old record (yes, I said record!) with a needle stuck, with their over and over same questions. And the whining of my name, which no list can give its proper due.

Someone had mentioned making a blog post out of her children's questions and I thought it was a fabulous idea, but I was intimidated greatly because I had heard it could be 3 to 4 thousand! And was just one kid! But since I'm planning on being gone half the day, I thought I'd give my little experiment a try. I will say, I have had to tell them to hush, because I couldn't write fast enough!

Beginning at 640am:
  1. Can I use your bathroom?
  2. What?
  3. What doesn't look comfortable?
  4. Where are you going when you're going out of town in April?
  5. Are you going to Houston?
  6. Are you going to see Auntie Jo?
  7. Mommy, can I read this book?
  8. What day is it?
  9. Mom, can we watch Tangled today?
  10. Did you know the whole school knows my middle name?
  11. How do they know it, Mama?
  12. How do they know it, Mama?
  13. Is the bread all ready to be in my lunch?
  14. Are you going to be able to make my lunch?
  15. Could you cut this string to right there?
  16. Can I be out?
  17. Is it going to be cold?
  18. Do you want me to wear something off the hanger?
  19. Can I have 4 things in my lunch?
  20. Can I have 4 things in my lunch?
  21. Can I also have an apple in my lunch?
  22. Next time I go to school, can I have some jelly beans?
  23. What flavor are they?
  24. Can I have a green apple?
  25. Can I bring a green apple for lunch and a red apple for the teacher?
  26. Can I bring a green apple for lunch?
  27. Can I have a ham sandwich?
  28. Would you like me to put the jelly up?
  29. Can I wear my flip-flops?
  30. Mama, did you hear that?
  31. Mama, are we going to watch Tangled today?
  32. Right, Mama?
  33. Is "coffit" a word?
  34. Is "coffee" a word?
  35. Can you turn this up?
  36. Mommy, can I unbuckle?
  37. Mommy, how come at school we have to get out on Bubba's side?
  38. Mama, can we have breakfast?
  39. Can we have breakfast?
  40. Can you cut my nails?
  41. Are we watching Tangled tonight?
  42. Can I have a banana?
  43. What do I have to do to put energy back in the family?
  44. What time?
  45. Is this okay?
  46. Can I wear it?
  47. Can I wear my flip-flops with this?
  48. What are you making?
  49. Am I having dinner tonight?
  50. Can I have a sip of your smoothie?
  51. Mommy, can you help me get dressed, please?
  52. Mommy, can you help me get dressed, please?
  53. Mommy, can you help me get dressed, please?
  54. When can you fix this?
  55. Can I be out?
  56. Why is Reagan's patch in your pocket?
  57. What's on your mind?
  58. Can I be out, Mommy?
  59. Did you say yes or no?
  60. Did I do all my hair?
  61. What does "least" mean?
  62. Mommy, Mommy, do you like it when he says, "I'm a kid, that's my job."?
  63. Mommy, did I get all my hair?
  64. Mommy, did I get all my hair?
  65. Why?
  66. Why does that one have a triangle on it on his nose?
  67. Can I have breakfast?
  68. Can I have breakfast?
  69. What's that sound?
  70. Mommy, why did it stop?
  71. Mommy?
  72. Mama, can I have breakfast?
  73. Is there anything I can do to help you?
  74. Why do them have capes?
  75. Why do them have sunglasses?
  76. Why do them have costumes?
  77. Can I have breakfast?
  78. Is there anything I can do to help you?
  79. Can I have breakfast?
  80. When can I have breakfast?
  81. Now can I have breakfast?
  82. Now can I have breakfast?
  83. Is there anything I can do to help you?
  84. What is taking so long?
  85. Can I have breakfast?
  86. Am I going to be able to have lunch?
  87. Mommy, can I color?
  88. Can I have a puzzle, please?
  89. Can I play with this, please?
  90. Mommy, were we being rude when you were on the phone?
  91. Can we watch a movie that's not Tangled?
  92. Can you turn on Sesame Street?
  93. Can you turn on KERA?
  94. Are you almost done?
  95. Can you get the same kind of puzzle Reagan has?
This brings us to 10am. I was on the phone for a while so I wasn't able to field too many, and they were playing nicely at the table. I've figured that I'm going to have to split this post up. No one wants to read a post of 5000 questions all in one sitting!


Jackie said...

That is a hoot!!! I bet you do get a lot of questions. That is FUNNY!!! I can just imagine it!

Oilfield Trash said...


And also why I am glad I have just two kids and thus half the questions.

Georgia said...

Justin, I feel like I have to say that from question 33 on...this was 2 kids worth of questions!

McDowell Family said...

That is so funny! Sounds like our house!