Recent conversation -
"I'm hungry, Mummy"
"Yes, dear, we will have lunch soon."
"Because you are hungry, Naomi"
"Yes, but why?"
"Because the gastro-intestinal acids in your stomach have finished digesting everything you had for breakfast and morning tea, and are now sending hunger impulses to your brain, telling you to eat something."
Dazed look, thinks for a minute....
"Oh. But Why, Mummy?"
I am seriously in need of parenting suggestions.... how do you deal with 'why?'. I am ok to answer it reasonably most of the time, but when it is the response to every single statement! (Daddy says this morning, Naomi I have to go to the toilet. Response 'why, daddy?')
Is there a recommended method of maintaining your sanity for the next year or 2, until this obsession with 'but, why?' passes?