It’s every parent’s nightmare question from a child and how do they bat it?
‘Ask your father/mother’ usually.
Q: ‘Why do I have to go to bed early?’
A: Because you have to have 8 hours sleep. It’s a school night.
Response: ‘Why? So and so doesn’t. You don’t, so why should I?’
and so a battle of wills and patience begins as the little darlings wind us up and wear us down.
We are all for encouraging inquisitive minds, but I remember my days of bringing up a family and fostering and having to be prepared to provide suitable answers to the Whys of youth.
Written (loosely) for Linda Hill’s SoCS challenge.