Recently I found a poem I had written about my daughter when she was very young, ( you can find it under the label poems) Part of it spoke about her asking questions constantly, why, how and what for?
All children ask these questions as soon as they learn to say mama, dada and no, their next word is why? and it never stops.
Of course that's how children learn, they ask in order to receive information of the world around them, as they get older it gets harder to answer their questions.
Child - " Mummy what's that in the sky?
Mum - " That's called the sun, it gives us light and keeps us warm"
Child - " Why?"
Mum- " Because without it we would be cold and it would be dark."
Mum-"Because the sun gives us light and heat"
Child- "How did the sun get in the sky"
Mum- " Eh! let's go and play on the swings"
Every mum will know that scenario. I remember when I was little going on the bus into town with my aunt and asking what all the buildings were as we passed them by. She always told me who lived in them and what job they did. We visited George Square in Glasgow City Centre and she would tell me the stories behind the statues that stood all round the square, important people in Glasgow and Scotland's history. What I didn't know then was that while some were true those she didn't know, she made up. I'm pleased that she did, she was a great storyteller and I was satisfied with her explanations and not left wanting.
As we get older we still question our world, constantly asking ourselves,"why?" So today I'm indulging myself and asking all those questions that have been niggling at me lately.
2.Why does the Royal Mail post more junk mail through my letter box than proper mail?
3. Why do cream eggs get small each year?
4. Why does my kindle throw a strop when I fall asleep reading and loose my page?
5. Why do I always tell the hairdresser I love my new hairstyle then go home, wash and restyle it?
6.Why has no one invented a silencer for a dentist's drill ? If a gun can have one why not the drill?
7.Why do packets of bacon or cold meat instruct me to, "peel here" when it's a lie and package can't be peeled open ?
8. Why does the second episode of Coronation St always start before sky plus has started recording? I told you I was a soapaholic.
9. Why do I have to "check in" online before flying and then have to stand in a huge queue at the airport to "check in"
10.why do I still have to iron,"non iron" shirts?
Do you know the answer to any of my questions? Or do you have a niggling one of your own? Please share.