I recently read somewhere that an average four-year-old asks three hundred questions a day.
Times three, for us that would be around 900 questions a day.
Which I honestly think might be on the low side.
"Mom? Mom? Why don't octopuses have bones?"
"Well, octopuses are invertebrates. That means that they don't have a backbone, like you and me and instead they have ..."
"Mom? Mom? Why do birds lay eggs?"
"Well, that's just how their babies are made. They grow in eggs. Other animals, like humans for example, have babies that grow in ...."
"Mom? Mom? What is dirt?"
"Well, dirt is a whole bunch of things. But mostly, it is big rocks that were broken down in to very, very small rocks and sand. There are all kinds of ..."
"Mom? Mom? Where does yogurt come from? Why is tape sticky? Why does the door bell go DING DONG? Why do flowers smell pretty? Why do I have toes? Why is milk white? What is THIS? What is THAT?"
"Well, uh, yogurt is dairy so it comes from a cow, tape is sticky because - I have no idea that's just the way it's made, the doorbell goes DING DONG because there is a small bell inside that is rung when someone pushes the button, flowers are ..."
"Mom? Mom? Stop talking please. You are hurting my ears."
"I am hurting your ears? Oh, that's novel. My ears are still buzzing and I can hear you talking when you are in bed ASLEEP."
"Mom, your ears are buzzing and you can hear me talking when I'm asleep?"
"Yes Dear. That's what I said."
"Really? Are you telling me the truth?"