But Why Mummy, Why?

Since Little Man has turned 3 he has been using the word ‘why’ more and more. It doesn’t matter what I say, he asks me why. Why don’t the horses have coats for the rain? Why does he need to hurry up? Why, why why! I love how inquisitive he is but sometimes I just don’t have the answers!! I wrote a little poem about it. Let me know if you know what I’m talking about!

Why Mummy Why

Why Mummy Why?


Why Mummy why, do I need shoes to wear?

Because my darling, if you don’t people will stare.


Why Mummy why, must I sit still?

Because my sweet, you haven’t stopped fidgiting & I’ve had my fill.


Why Mummy why, do I have to get dressed?

Because my love, I’m late and about to be stressed.


Why Mummy why, do I have to learn to share?

Because my cherub, it is only fair.


Why Mummy why, must I have a bath?

Because my angel, teaching you to wash is putting you on the right path.


Why Mummy why, can’t I stay up late?

Because my ducky, if you don’t I may become irate.


Why Mummy why, can’t I keep saying no?

Because to be honest my lamb, I bloody said so.



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  • Sarah
    10/02/2016 at 10:08

    HAHAHA this is SO true and I can SO relate! This made me chuckle, hehe. #BestAndWorst
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    • Mummy in Training
      10/02/2016 at 11:08

      Hehe glad you enjoyed xx

  • Kerry
    10/02/2016 at 10:10

    Love this, sounds like my little boy! (3 in April) x

    • Mummy in Training
      10/02/2016 at 11:09

      hehe good luck 😉 xx

  • jeremy@thirstydaddy
    10/02/2016 at 15:10

    I just kept telling myself that it was a sign of intelligence. Doesn’t make it any less exhausting though

    • Mummy in Training
      24/02/2016 at 09:38

      That’s what I say too! xx

  • helen gandy
    10/02/2016 at 19:53

    Haha…..I remember this stage!! I think I wrote a post on it a while ago….the word why gets very dull after a while doesn’t it! Thanks for linking up #bestandworst
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  • Pickinguptoys
    10/02/2016 at 19:57

    Aww I’m right with you!My 3 year old wants to know why for absolutely everything.I cringe when they ask about someone on the street loud enough for them to hear like “why has that lady got blue hair?That’s silly” arghhh x
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    • Mummy in Training
      24/02/2016 at 09:38

      Eek I know…if only we could put a filter on them 😉 xx

  • Kim Carberry
    10/02/2016 at 20:35

    hahaha! This is so true!
    My 8 year old still questions everything with “Why” It does my head in….lol
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    • Mummy in Training
      24/02/2016 at 09:38

      Hehe! Oh no…I’ve got years left then! xx

  • Silly Mummy
    10/02/2016 at 21:54

    Love the poem! &, yes, we get the whys from the 2 year old (& constant ‘where’s’ from the little one!) #bestandworst

    • Mummy in Training
      24/02/2016 at 09:39

      Aww! Thank you xx

  • Mrs Tubbs
    12/02/2016 at 09:35

    So true. And then you say, “Because I said so …!”

    • Mummy in Training
      24/02/2016 at 09:39

      Sometimes it is the only answer! xx

  • Something Crunchy Mummy
    16/02/2016 at 08:49

    Haha that word!! I hear it from both my boys and sometimes I find it hard to find a reason other than ‘because I says so’ lol #bestandworst xx
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    • Mummy in Training
      24/02/2016 at 09:39

      Hehe me too, it’s the only thing to say sometimes xx

  • A Cornish Mum
    17/02/2016 at 07:36

    Ha I love that last bit 😉 The whys used to drive me mad after a while, but I love how their little heads are so keen on absorbing and knowing everything…. just thank god for Google so you can check some of the answers 😉

    Stevie x x
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    • Mummy in Training
      24/02/2016 at 09:41

      I know it is a pull between being glad they want to know everything and it driving you slightly mad! xx


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