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The little student

A conversation with the little one.

Me : Why did you drop it?
Little one : because
Me : Why ?
Little one : Because!
Me : Because, What?
Little one : Blank stare

I finally found out what was going on!

The little one thinks that the word "because" is a universal explanation by itself, for all her deeds. She actually thinks that the words follwing the "because", is some separate sentence or loose conversation! She has picked this up from her elder sister.

Bad teacher, Bad student!

Everytime we ask Jr. why she did or did not do something, she starts off instantly with a BeCAUse!!! (yes, she does exlaim the because) and then pauses to think for a reason (which is 99% bull and 1% genuine) and gives a reason.

Here is an example:

Me: Why did you pour out all the toys on the living room floor when it is already your bed time? Didn't your mom just clean the room?
Jr.: BeCAUse...
Jr.: My cousin is going to come here tomorrow evening and we will need all the toys to be on the floor, so it is ready to play!
Me : The bulls are really proud of you honey!
Jr.: The bulls are proud of ME?
Me : Yep.
(I actually say that to her.. she does not know what I mean, and so far is happy that someone is proud of her. When she asks me why the bulls are proud of her, I will have an explanation)

I know. I know. It is tough to teach a 4 year old the art of Sarcasm.


Reader Comments (3)

Very funny. I remember when my 20 month old first started saying 'because' after she picked it from her brother. But instead of stopping with 'because' teh conversation would go like this:

me: Why did you drop it?
She: BeCAUse I drop it
Me: Why did you hit aNNa?
she: BeCAUse I hit aNNa

That tests your patience trying to get the reason for her act.


September 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


obviously you need to improve your kidocabulary!!

once the kids are teenagers, you will realise that "because", spoken with the right intonation and inflection, is a complete answer to any question that has no other answer! ;-)

- s.b.

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

:) I still use 'Because' like that when I don't want to explain things.

September 30, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterS

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