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The Chorus of the Why

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

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.