The Neverending “Why” Questions

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My Princess has officially hit the “Why” stage.  Every question is followed by yet another ‘why’ question until you are left answerless.  This was today’s ‘why’ series;

“Mommy, do you have a grandma and grandpa?”

“Yes but they are in heaven now.”

“Why?”

“Because they were old and sick and it was their time to go.”

“Why?”

“Because that’s what happens when you are old.  You get called up to heaven.”

“Why?”

“Because when it’s your time, it’s your time.”

“Why?”

“Because there is a greater place for us when we are done on Earth.”

“Why?”

“Because Earth is a place for living people, heaven is for people who have passed on and they live another life there.”

“Why?”

“Because you can’t live on Earth forever.”

“Why?”

At this I have given up.  As much as I don’t want to admit it, I don’t think her 3 year old brain can handle an in depth existential conversation about the hereafter. One of my favourite comedian’s does a great bit on the ‘why’ questions of children.  It’s full of swear words but I think it really drives the point home.

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