Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Question

As any parent can tell you, once your child gets to be about four years old there are a lot of questions. Questions, questions, questions. That's okay, I don't mind questions, let's face it I like to talk anyway. The thing is, with a four-year-old, before they can ask you a question they have to ask you two other questions.

The first question they ask you is: "Daddy?"

Make no mistake about it, this is a question. It's a very important question. It's so important that there will be no continuing down the question chain until this initial query has been answered... and so it is asked:

"Daddy?"

And if you do not answer it soon enough, it is asked again:

"Daddy?"

If you do not answer the second time, the question will be asked repeatedly:

"Daddy?" "Daddy?" "Daddy?"

This may seem like a small thing but let me tell you it starts to get on your nerves after a while. Eventually you get to the point where you say, "Yes?" Without even thinking about it. You say it when you're driving the car. You say it when you're taking a shit. You say it when you are asleep..... and once you have said it you will not be graced with the actual question. Oh no, because there is one more question that you have to answer before you can get to the actual question that is the purpose of the entire exchange:

"You know what?"

3 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Hey Booray?
You know what?
They still do it at the ages of 7 & 9.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Marijayde said...

and you know what else??

They do it at 9 and 11...

is it a girl thing??

10:31 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

No Mari-j, not in my case. Mine are chatterbox boys.

7:51 PM  

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