Tuesday, February 19, 2008

20,000 Questions

Actual questions Finn asked me in the span of time it took to drive from our house to gymnastics--about a 10 minute drive. I'm not posting any of my answers because I rarely get to answer before he asks the next question, making it a moot point.

  1. Why is the sky blue?
  2. What are clouds made of?
  3. Can I sit on a cloud?
  4. Who owns those horses?
  5. Why is the road muddy?
  6. How do you spell gymnastics?
  7. Why am I five?
  8. How many years 'til my birthday?
  9. Can I have a Hot Wheels cake?
  10. Are we going to Gypsum?
  11. What's that smoke from?
  12. What do they make at that factory?
  13. When will we ride on an airplane again?
  14. How come Dean and Michaela live in England?
  15. Can we go to Costco and eat samples?
  16. Why do I have to wear glasses?
  17. Will people make fun of me?
  18. What happens if we're late to pick up Declan?
  19. Can we go to the library?
  20. Why do we have to go to the post office?
  21. Why did that snow fall off our car?
  22. Why did you buy me trains?
  23. Why wasn't I at your wedding?
  24. Was Declan at your wedding?
  25. How old were you when I was born?
  26. How old were you when Declan was born?
  27. How old was Daddy when I was born?
  28. How old was Daddy when Declan was born?
  29. Will my Webkinz be angels in heaven?
  30. Will Kirby be in heaven when I get there?
  31. Why do I have to get old?
  32. Why did you sign me up for gymnastics?
  33. Why do we have to wear clothes?
  34. Why do I have to wear a coat?
  35. Why is the snow melting?
  36. Can I watch TV when I get home?
  37. Can we play trains?
  38. What happened to pa? (his word for his old pacifier)
  39. Who has pa?
  40. Why did I trade pa for trains?
  41. Can I eat candy when I get home?
  42. Why did I get candy for Valentine's Day?
  43. When can I drive a car?
  44. Do I have to go to college?
  45. Why do I have to go to school every day next year?
  46. Why does Declan have to go to school every day?
  47. Are we late?
  48. Do we have to drop off the milk?
  49. Why did you get me a Webkinz for Valentine's Day?
  50. Why did you choose the bulldog?
  51. Can I take my Webkinz to school for sharing?
  52. Are we the last people here?

I've forgotten what the rest were. I think I had an aneurysm halfway to our destination. I'm not sure who drove us home.


Leeann said...

Oh my freaking Gosh! I would have been about ready to unbuckle his seatbelt and drive into a wall! LOL
I do have to admit, some of his questions were REALLY cute though.

Glasses picture! I demand it!!


Anonymous said...

Okay, now you know what you sounded like and we let you live.

Aunt Kathy

Anonymous said...

Natalie, I've been a lurker since long, long ago on Finn's Caringbridge website... I should have come out of hiding a long time ago, but this post made me do it. I love "Aunt Kathy's" response, by the way!

I have a talker like Finn. She'll be 11 in May and has JUST started slowing down. I hope the prospect of that kind of questioning, going on for several more years, doesn't make you want to drive off a cliff or anything!

In spite of your aneurysm, I'm glad you're all alive and well and talking!


Anonymous said...

Oh my God.. I almost peed in my pants.. and then I read your Aunts note, and laughed some more..

Found you thru Kristie (Kendrie) way back on Caringbridge.. and have followed you ever since. Please keep writing.. you are terrific!!

I have a daughter JUST LIKE THAT.. she's 13 now, and it's not getting any better.. luckily all the mini-strokes I have had trying not to scream SHUT UP have made my hearing bad, so I don't hear everything that pours out of her mouth.. continuously. But.. if you ask my mom, I think I was just like her!!

Anonymous said...

Priceless! Made my day! mh

Good-Dees said...

I was going to leave a comment here about Finns ??? #15, but you beat me to it - I was under the weather you know! It would be extremely hard to say NO your boys' adorable faces! Heck, it's going to be hard for me to stay away from them - it's FREE FOOD you know!

Anonymous said...

This is so funny! I have an almost 13 year old who doesn't ask questions, but drones on about her friends and who did what to who and who said this and who dressed funky and who is sick and who just got well, who is failing, who is "perfect", who got in trouble - you get the picture - most of the time I can focus on something else, rarely do I have to comment, but the occasional "So Mom what do you think?" gets me in trouble and then I have to hear it ALL again. I'm trying to teach her sign language, but it's not working.

I laughed at your Aunt's comment!