The Infinite "Why".

Dear New Parent,

The time will come, and oh it will surely come, when your kid starts asking you "why"...instinctively and perpetually.

Your first experience could go like this:

Kid: Daddy can I go to the playground?
Kid asking exasperated Dad "Why"
The Infinite "Why"
Dad: No.
Kid: Why?
Dad (don't bother me kid): Because.
Kid: Why?
Dad: Because I said so
Kid: Why?
Dad (hmm...it might just be easier to reason with him): Because it's too late.
Kid: Why?
Dad: Because it's dark outside
Kid: Why?
Dad (hey this is kinda fun): Because the sun's gone down
Kid: Why?
Dad: So that we can go rest and get some sleep
Kid: Why?
Dad : Because if we don't get some sleep we'll be very tired in the morning
Kid: Why?
Dad: Because we're not machines, and even machines need their rest
Kid: Why?
Dad (okay this is no longer fun): Because sleep and rest is good
Kid: Why?
Dad: Why is sleep good? Are you even serious?
Kid: Why?
Dad (now this kid is just trolling): Hey will you stop doing that!
Kid: Why?
Dad: Do you want to go to time out?
Kid: No I want to go to the playground.


Now if you were a little more experienced, things could probably go like this:

Kid: Daddy can I go to the playground?
Dad: No.
Kid: Why?
Dad (now this is the correct response to every "why" that comes after a "no"): Because it's not yet time to do that.
Kid: Why?
Dad: (now this is the ultimate response to end all "whys"): I don't know.


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