Friday, August 7, 2009

Questions

Life with a four year old, well at least with my four year old, is rife with questions.

Why? Why? Why? Why?

All day long.

Don't get me wrong. I love the inquisitiveness. I applaud it, Ella. But, man, sometimes I just don't know the answer. Or I do, but you shouldn't.

A few recent examples...

When are you going to die, Mommy? (OMG. How DO you answer this??? I fumbled my way through a "very, very long time from now when everyone is really, really old" kind of answer.)

Do babies come out of your fanny? (Hmmm....where do YOU think they come from, E? Close...)

How a baby get in your tummy, Mommy? (Seriously, seriously...YOU'RE 4!! I thought I had way more time to come up with something for this one.)

Why does Alice throw her food on the floor? (Me: you know, E. I don't know why!) Ella - When her two, and can talk, I gonna ask her.

Who going to carry me to heaven when I die? God, Jesus or Mary? I want Mary 'cause I not shy of her 'cause her a mommy. (I couldn't really even touch this one. Just agreed with her that Mary does seem really nice.)

Wow. She's going to wear me out. Then make me cry.

"C'mere! I want to ask you about life, death, religion and birth! Okay???"


Aside from E's endless barrage of questions. I have a ton about my next race floating around in my head lately. USAT Nats is in 2 weeks. Has me wondering...

Am I going to finish dead last in this race? (I am more than a little intimidated by this "you had to qualify to even register for the race" race.) Jen assured me that I won't be last. Phew.

Is all this hard (seriously HARD!) work that Jen's been throwing on Training Peaks for me going to make me faster? Faster than my last Oly in Chattanooga? Faster than at least one girl in the 30-34 AG? Faster than a speeding bullet?

Am I going to be fine with going away for the night while I race solo and Mike and the girls stay home? I just keep repeating to myself "it's less than 24 hours, less than 24 hours..."

13 comments:

JP said...

Yeah, I have a tough time with those questions too :-D They take almost all the creativity I have to answer truthfully, yet not toooo truthfully! And Jason is convinced the only way to get a baby out is to cut the mommy... stupid c-section! Your going to rock at nationals, don't you worry you wicked fast tri-mommy! Great pic of E and yes, it's less than 24 hours!

Keep on keepin' on!

Rebecca DeWire said...

Those questions from E are hysterical. Thanks for sharing.

Good luck at USAT Nats. And have faith in your training, you will be a speeding bullet :)

Bonnie said...

a friend of mine once told me that the average 4 year old asks, on average, about 400 questions a day...i think e and m are putting that stat to shame...maybe they thought all of these up at art camp! ;-)

Jenny said...

I gotta stop reading your blog when there are people around....people look at you funny when you laugh at your computer! I love the "food throwing" question...too funny. :)

Angela said...

Wow, I thought Ryan was ahead of his time when at 2 he asked me where my penis was? Uh, time to stop changing in front of a 2 year old...that was a year ago. I don't even want to know what's going on in his head now.

Bless you, I don't know how to answer those questions yet; any of them.

Angela and David Kidd said...

I love that she'll ask Alice about the food throwing when she's two. I'd like to know Alice's answer since we have a lot of food throwing going on here as well.

And you'll do great at USAT Nats! And you'll be okay away for 24 hours. That will be harder than the race.

DC Running Mama said...

This is such a great post. I can't wait til my little guy starts talking and I can find out what the heck is going on in his little head behind that scowl!

N.D. said...

Sounds like she keeps you busy!! I haven't visited your blog in a long time, Alice is so big! Both girls are adorable. Love the pics. Sounds like you and Mama Simmons have alot of training things in common! Good luck :)

Hua said...

awwww so cute!!! She is only 4 and asking all these questions?? Such a smarty!! Good luck with your training!

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