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Stuff My Three Year Old Asks – And Expects Me to Answer

Stuff My Three Year Old Asks – And Expects Me to Answer

The average three year old asks 5,387 questions a day.  Ok, I made that up.  But some days it feels that way.  We cannot get through a book, TV program or conversation without a question every 5 seconds. Sometimes I have the answers, often I don’t.  Or if I do have it I’m not quite sure how to get it across to a preschooler.

Stuff My Three Year Old Asks – And Expects Me to Answer

  • How did you make me?
  • But how did the doctor get me out of your tummy?
  • Why do dinosaurs leave their bones?
  • Where do they go when they die?
  • Do they take their skin with them?
  • Will I grow a peepee like daddy?
  • But why can’t I pee standing up?
  • Why does poop stink?
  • Why is bird poop white?
  • Why are you honking at that guy?
  • Why didn’t you honk at anyone today?
  • If you squish a lady bug do its guts come out?
  • Why is that guy riding his bike in the snow?
  • Why do planes have wheels?
  • What color is water?
  • Why does that guy have long hair?
  • Why does that guy have no hair?
  • How do rocks grow?

And of course every other word out of her mouth is WHY. At least when she’s asking questions she isn’t yelling at me (Terrifying Threes).

Does your little one ask a million questions?  What are your favorites? Which ones do you struggle to answer?

This article has 20 comments

  1. Journeysof TheZoo
    Thursday 4 July 2013, 10:56 am

    Thankfully, mine haven't (yet) started with the incessant "Why" questions yet. I'm sure that it's only a matter of time.

    Right now they make a lot of statements of fact like "That guy is smiling" and "A chipmunk just ran by". I find I'm the one asking most of the questions.

    So, how did you answer the first question 😉

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    My recent post Link Up to The Zoo's Weekly BlogLovin {#BlogHop} July 4

  2. "What's that guy's name?" "What's his daddy's name?" "What's his favourite colour?" "What's his daddy's favourite colour?"
    These are our main ones right now. It is pretty tiring!

  3. I remember reading some study that's say the average four year old (close enough to 3) asks 400 questions a day. Of course, you have to take in to consideration the repeated question and everyday general questions like, "What's for breakfast?" "What are doing mommy?" "When's lunch?" And all the endless questions that follows.

    My recent post Survivalists Gone Wild!

  4. At least she gives you a ton to write about!
    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

  5. Yes, my 5-year-old asks me a million questions like that and often I don't have the answers. The "why" response to everything is a bit annoying.
    My recent post Letters of the Alphabet for Preschoolers: ABC

  6. I thought that number seemed a little on the low side. Mine ask about a million a day, and as they age, the number keeps going up. My favorite? "Well, how do you know?" Um, because mommy knows everything, ok?
    My recent post Jolly Rancher Cupcake Toppers

  7. Domesticated Breakdown
    Friday 5 July 2013, 7:25 pm

    It doesn't stop, my son is 12 and I still get crazy questions the other day he asked me what is inside a used condom,(let me clarify by saying a kid found a used condom on the school playground OUCH) I about died lol, My daughter is 5 and the questions she asks are constant. Today I heard things like:
    Where did they put my tonsils?(she just had them removed)
    If I eat all of this yogurt will I turn blue?
    How come the smurfs are blue?
    What is this medicine made of?
    How come I wasn't a boy?
    If fireworks can't be here can't we buy them somewhere else?
    Illegal means they will put you in the back of a police car right?
    Can we get a pig and name her peppa?
    How many sprinkles are in this container?

    And the list goes on, so good luck with that 😉

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    Domesticated Breakdown

  8. I have twin daughters and they constantly ask me various questions. The best one was "Mummy, did you swallow us?". When I replied "No, why?" they said "So how did we get inside your tummy?".

    I told them to ask Daddy… 🙂
    My recent post Is Chickenpox just a childhood illness?

  9. I only have a toddler who's learning to speak, but I found this list very entertaining!
    My recent post How busy should our babies be?

  10. This is comical. I recall three years old and it was all kind of questions all the time. I used to say WHY do you think?
    My recent post Helping Your Daughter Prepare for her Period

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