Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Why, Indeed

It was with some dread that I noticed yesterday my two year-old has entered the “why” phase. You know, that time of life when every statement is met with the question “why?”

“I’m going to work now.”


“Because Daddy needs to make money.”


“So we can buy food.”



And so on.

While it’s annoying, it is just a phase that they grow out of. Sanity will be restored. But that’s too bad in a way. I wish we all would retain at least some of that need to ask why, even if just asking ourselves, and especially for things taken for granted. Sadly, few of us do.

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