Monday, 18 June 2012


Wendy from Inside the Wendy House has tagged me in this meme about the eternal question "Why?"

When my children were little and going through their inquisitive, cute toddler phase, the question "Why?" was generally met with a nice little explanation. I remember Miss Ony asking me "Why did dinosaurs become extinct?" so I explained how there were different theories, but it was probably because the climate changed in some way, maybe due to a meteorite hitting earth. 
You can see how patient I was back in those days!

Now, the question "Why?" is often met with  a terse "Because I said so!" and generally follows a question about bed time, money, clothes, tidying bedrooms, dying hair or piercing ears! 

There are many why questions I have myself though and here are just a few of them...

  • Why do my kids find Disney channel repeats so entertaining?
  • Why can't anyone else in my family change a toilet roll?
  • Why is there so much sport on TV and why does Mr O have to watch it all?
  • Why do my kids text and Facebook their friends instead of talking to them on the phone?
  • Why are so many mums obsessed about the size of their ironing pile?
  • Why does it rain every time we go camping?
  • Why do people buy ready meals/processed foods and then complain how expensive their shopping bills are?
  • Why do tall people always sit/stand directly in front of me at the cinema, gigs etc?
  • Why do I talk back to the self-serve checkouts at the supermarket?
  • Why do people always ask me if I eat fish after I've told them I'm vegetarian?
I could keep going for some time, but why don't you tell me your whys instead?

  • What are your whys? Post as few or as many as you like.
  • Link up your post to Mummy Central, and it would be great if you could leave a comment too.
  • Tag 5 bloggers to keep this going.
  • If you’re not a blogger, leave your whys as a comment below. I'd love to read them.
  • Show your support by reading a few others and commenting on them.
I'm tagging Aly from Plus 2.4, Clare from The Vegetarian Experience, Mandy from Mummy on the Edge Mrs M from At Home with Mrs M and Mrs Average from Observations of Mrs Average...if you haven't been tagged, please feel free to join in anyway.
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  1. Great list, I just don't understand about the toilet rolls, it's so easy! I don't obsess about my ironing pile because I don't have one, ironing is completely unnecessary unless attending a formal event!

  2. Thanks Jennifer...totally agree about the ironing!

  3. I know what you mean about the Disney channel. My eldest loves it, will watch all the repeats. Then we switch to Boomerang and at times I can recall seeing the Scooby Doo episode from long long ago!

    I'm one who fusses over the ironing but do not have an issue with the loo rolls; trained my two girls early on, though getting them to put the empty tube in the bin is the next step!!

    1. Lol, I thought I'd trained my two but somehow they always forget!

  4. Ha ha, great post Lisa x

  5. Haha! I hope I've never been the tall person sitting in front of you at the cinema!! I always feel guilty being six foot tall!! I also talk to the checkouts...although I find they have quite abrasive personalities!!

    1. Oh dear, I hope not! A couple of 6 foot+ men stood in front of me and dd at the festival we went to last weekend, hence the rant.

  6. great questions - we have a theory that the tallest man in the world follows me around and always sits or stands in front of me :-) And re the self serve check out question, why don't they talk back to you? (Actually I find the self serve checkout voices kind of spooky)


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