The Chorus of the Why

Oh good gravy, it has started.  I know it is part of the universe reminding me how a pain in the ass great son I was.  In fact, I was the best son my parents ever had.  And I feel comfortable saying that at least until that paternity test comes back.

Over the last month or so, Garrett has a one word response to pretty much everything you say.  I never thought that the power of one word would cause Chris’s blood pressure to go up 10-20 points at dinner as she looks at me screaming “THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT!”  What’s that famous word?


Us: Garrett, please put your dishes away.

G: Why?

Us: Because that’s what we do when we are done with our meal.

Us: Garrett, it’s time to go inside.

G: Why?

Us: Because we need to eat dinner, take a bath, and go to bed.

G: Why?

Us: Because you need to go to sleep so you can rest for tomorrow.


Us: Garrett, STOP RUNNING.

G: Why?

Us: Because I said so dammit! (At this point I saw pigs flying by our window after realizing I just turned into my parents.)

If this is any indication of how his formative years will be spent, I expect him to be challening the Man as often as he can.

4 Responses to “The Chorus of the Why”

  1. alicewonderland0 Says:

    my parents were fond of “BECAUSE I’M YOUR MOTHER/FATHER AND I SAID SO!!!” as a response to that particular question.

  2. captbrando Says:

    Stupid parents…

  3. bert Says:

    You spend the first 20 years of your life finding out how stupid your parents are;
    you spend the next 20 years finding out that they are not quite as stupid as you thought;
    and then you spend the next 20 years trying to figure out why it took you that long to figure that out.

  4. mimi Says:

    I LOVE it . . .

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