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6 Everyday questions asked by my 6 year old!

Toddlers are “Live Whyers”. Curiosity in a child is wonderful. It’s natural for them to ask questions. Through his toddler years, my son was also inquisitive and he still is. I am listing some of the questions that evoked different emotions and sometimes didn’t have any satisfactory answer.

  1. Where do babies come from? 

Every child has asked this question at least once and almost every parent is taken aback or awkward to answer it.  I was prepared for it and as soon as my son popped this question, pat came my reply ‘From mommy’s tummy!’ He looked thoughtfully and with wide eyes counter questioned ‘Why? Did mommy eat it?’ and I was stumped! At younger ages, it is ok to deal with this without too much detail. However, as they grow, it is best to describe it in an age appropriate way without any awkwardness surrounding it.

  1. Why do people die?

Initially, I said people die because they get old. That led to multiple occasions where my son asked every old person he met whether they are going to die! I have finally explained they have to go to a better place and become stars in the sky looking down upon and guiding us always.

  1. Pointing and shouting publicly “Is that a man or woman”? 

I still don’t know how to answer that without hoping the ground opens up and swallows me.

  1. Why do girls wear longer bathing suits than boys? 

This question can be asked in different ways leading to the same explanation – private body parts. We could use the ‘head, shoulders, knees’ song to identify common body parts and then casually go over correct names and place of private parts for boys and girls. It helps to answer it casually with an even tone.

  1. Why do I have to sleep alone while mommy-daddy sleep together? 

This question was his response to our attempt to make our son sleep independently in his room. He even suggested to his daddy that he (daddy) should sleep alone and not be scared given he is an adult.

       6. How do you like my new drawing? 

The mother in me loves ‘his new drawing’ and wants to take him out for a special treat for making it. But the thinking woman in me is wondering what it is! I go ahead and say wow that’s a beautiful tree and he claims ‘No mamma, I have made a police station!’ Oops. I can’t redeem myself there.

How did you handle these and many others that come to your mind as you read this? I would love to know.

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22 thoughts on “6 Everyday questions asked by my 6 year old!

  1. This was hilarious! As a child, the one question I had was why boys could stand and pee while girls couldn’t quite do that so well (I tried). I think children should be educated about the genitals at an early age too. I’m so sorry to have steered the topic in this direction. 😋

  2. I was smiling while reading your blog, Prerna. My son had these questions and many more. The problem was there was no Google to give the right answers. I used to go to the library and search for the right answer as I did not want them to learn half-baked things. I bought the whole Tell me why series. He was deep into General Knowledge and slept with the globe in his hands. He was a finalist in the Bournvita Quiz contest.

  3. Thank god he didn’t ask you, “Why have these people come to our house and when will they leave” (right in front of your esteemed guests)…omg…there is no redemption there. Only hope is that the earth opens up and swallows us. Good ones Prerna…mine had put me through 100’s of them and they were sometimes hilarious, sometimes cute, sometimes downright embarrassing! But you gotta give in to that innocence…nothing like it?

  4. Haha thanks for the morning laughter, Prerna. Immensely enjoyed reading this one. I’m all set to face such questions, my inquisitive duo has already started bombarding their questions on me, sometimes they amaze me, sometimes I feel embarrassed in the public while at times, they leave me stunned😊😊

  5. Hilarious prerna… Love to your little munchkin. When kids ask these questions it’s funny and cute however they can lead to embarrassing situations when they speak aloud on public. My daughter is obsessed with death and anyone who is old is fit enough to die. She tells her dadu – you are old, you will die then dadi will die. Poor grandparents they laugh it off but tell me this girl is he’ll bent on seeing us die. 😂😂

  6. Hilarious prerna.. Love to your little munchkin. When kids ask these questions it’s funny and cute however they can lead to embarrassing situations when they speak aloud in public. My daughter is obsessed with death and anyone who is old enough is fit to die according to her. She tells her dadu that you are old and now you will die, then dadi will die. Poor grandparents they take it in good spirit but tell me that this girl is hell bent on seeing us die. 😂😂

  7. Hilarious prerna.. Love to your little munchkin. When kids ask these questions it’s funny and cute however they can lead to embarrassing situations when they speak aloud in public. My daughter is obsessed with death and anyone who is old enough is fit to die according to her. She tells her dadu that you are old and now you will die, then dadi will die. Poor grandparents they take it in good spirit but tell them me that this girl is hell bent on seeing us die, 😂😂

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