Friday, March 6, 2009

Why, Mommy, Why? Why? Why?

Cole and Bella had a dentist appointment yesterday. They're wierd kids. They actually look forward to going to the dentist, which is a good thing...but it's just wierd. It's probably because the dentist's office is decorated beautifully...I mean, you walk in and you just know she's all about kids. Plus they get a brand new toothbrush and they get to pick out a toy after their cleaning.

On the drive over to the dentist's office, I had to endure this hellish conversation with my overly curious daughter:

Bella: Mommy, do we get to go to the dentist for the rest of our life?
Me: Yes, twice a year for the rest of your life
Bella: Why?
Me: Because the dentist makes sure that your teeth are healthy and don't have any holes in them.
Bella: Well, can't I just look in the mirror and check for holes myself?
Me: No
Bella: Why?
Me: Because the dentist uses special tools, like X-rays, to look for holes in your teeth.
Bella: Why?
Me: Because it's one of the best ways for a dentist to determine if you have cavities or anything else going on with your teeth.
Bella: Oh. Why is Dr P a dentist?
Me: I would imagine she enjoys helping children take care of their teeth.
Bella: Why?
Me: I don't know....maybe it's always been a dream of hers.
Bella: How do you know?
Me: I don't know...I'm just guessing.
Bella: Why?
Me: Are you serious?! Can you stop asking me 'why' about everything...it's beginning to irritate me!! Stop the insanity already!
Bella: Why?

Then I decided to psych them out....I'm telling you, try this when your kids are irritating you in the car. I swear it's the most fun I've had in months. It took sheer will-power to not start laughing outloud. We have a mini-van and the driver's side door has all the controls for the windows and locks. Cole and Bella love to roll their windows up and down....constantly. To the point that it's downright annoying.

Everytime they'd start to roll down their windows, I'd hit the control button. Then I hear, "Hey, my window's broken"..."yeah, mine too". Then I hit the control button again..."it's working now, that was wierd". So as they would keep trying to roll the window up and down, I'd keep hitting the control button every few seconds. They were completely annoyed and couldn't understand why the windows were working one minute and then the next they weren't. And I just sat there driving to the dentist office with a straight face, like I didn't have a clue in the world why the windows weren't working...."Hmmm, I have no idea why the windows aren't working..."

The dentist appointment went well....no cavities for either of them, thankfully. Proves I'm doing at least one thing right in this journey we call motherhood.

32 comments:

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Tami said...

hahaha the window thing is hilarious! I gotta do that to Caleb!

Monica said...

I have four year old twins and I hear the "why" questions all the time. It was worse at three, though. Much, much worse!

AP said...

my dear daughter found a creative way around the word why, it was always what for

MamaHenClucks said...

Oh the word 'why' is a horrible word. My girlie says, "Mama, can I ask you something?" EVERY time she wants to ask why. I have, apparently, freaked out over the usage of that word, one to many times! Her new phrase makes every conversation much, much longer.

And you are so nice to even let them roll down thier windows. My controls are locked, always!

Tina said...

When my son was preschool age he asked why constantly. It drove me insane. I used to turn it around and ask him why a lot.

I love the window trick. It is so cute that you kids like the dentist. Hope they keep liking the dentist!

Ambulance Mommy said...

hahah! I love the window thing! We gotta get our kicks in somehow, right? :)

Zeemaid said...

*L* the window thing is great. For the why thing... just give them a really lengthy and complicated answer. I've tried this.. if it gets too long they get bored of the answer and g ive up...or it can backfire into whole new set of whys...

Ginny Marie said...

My four year old already knows I can control the windows. I missed out on a great thing! Although I don't think I would have been able to keep a straight face....

ImakehairROCK4u2 said...

My kids love the dentist too! Our dentist is one of my hair clients, so he will tease my kids and they tease back. My 4yo had to have a filling (damn fruit snacks!) and she got the giggly gas and sat there as good as gold. On the way home she said, "Mommy, I don't want him to use that screwdriver on my teeth anymore, it makes them hurt." It was priceless!

The Eadle Family said...

hahaha, that is great. My girls are 2, and hate open windows. :S

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

I'll probably regret saying this: but I'm looking forward to being annoyed by endless questions. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

My Lil Guyz said...

My son loves going to the denist too. I think it is the new toothbrush thing.
As far as the car window, my 5 year old already knows I have control of his windows. I just keep them locked. One day, he kept doing the same thing like yours, opening and closing, so when I stopped in between, the windows literally locked up and i couldn't close them anymore. I had to pull over on the side of the road, and it still wouldn't work. So I shut off my car, then turned it back on, then it worked. So now, I just keep them locked.
Every now and then, he will ask to open them, but I will open them, then lock it again. I guess I'm a control freak!
Best wishes,
Jacqueline

blueviolet said...

I used to play that game too but now my kids are too old for my tricks! I need some new ones.

Minxy Mimi said...

LOL, you naughty mommy! But serves em right for annoying you!
I hate the constant "why"

Supermom said...

HA HA!!!!!!!!

The Mother said...

For years, I had mine convinced that the hazard lights button was an ejector for the kids' seats.

And my husband had a radio that could be controlled from the steering wheel. He'd point his finger at the radio and it would MAGICALLY change stations.

Anything to entertain the kids on a road trip.

Otherwise, you have to get out the duct tape.

Melodie said...

This is great. I love these types of stories.
While I am not a mom of any twins I get the overwhelming day to day thing because I do child care in my home. I'm following you via MBC. Hope to see a follow back from you too.
Thanks!

Amy W said...

My girls really don't mind the dentist because they have TV's in front of every chair!! Fortunately, the windows in the back of our van don't open. It's only when they get to ride in the crew cab with Daddy that they get to have their own controls. :)

Elizabeth Channel said...

We too love the dentist! It is one of the only times I feel validated as a mother (joking). I love to hear that no one has cavities and he can tell we've been flossing and that mommy is doing everything right! I live for dentist days!

Jen said...

Hayden LOVE to go to the Dentist too. He likes it when they look for his 'sugar bugs' and make them go away.

Betty said...

I only have one but I hear the "Why" question lots myself. My son is so terrified of the dentist. I don't know why because during the visit and after he is fine, it's just on the way there. hmmm wonder what it is.


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twinmama said...

Mooo-ha ha! (my lame attempt to do an "evil" laugh) You are a mastermind! Love the window bit!

My SIL says that we are always in control as long as our children think we are slightly neurotic. If they don't know what to expect from us always, then they are more likely to keep in line. This tends to be so true! My girls think that I am insane!

HarryJack's Mom said...

HA! I also haven't let them have the control of the window, but I like that game...nothing like messing with them at this age ;-) I've been thru many responses to why: turning it back on them has worked the best because they say it's annoying. DH says I answer too many questions too completely, and that's why the ask. They tell me it's how they learn new stuff, so I try to be patient :sigh: Some day we'll miss this, right?!? Right? Happy weekend!

Jennifer said...

That is hilarious! I do that to my husband, but with the car door locks when I'm in the car and he's outside. LOL

Yaya said...

Hahahaha! I do the SAME window thing w/ the kids I nanny for! hahaha!


And one of the kiddos went through the annoying "Why" phase and I realized if I started saying "Why do you think?" everytime then he quickly stopped asking why ;)

Chris said...

LOL! Now that was a lot of Why?s Gotta love those.

Morgan said...

Yay for no cavities!!! My kids love going to the dentist too. Their dentist has the coolest tooth paste flavors (for the polishing at the office)- chocolate, cookie dough, and even blueberry!!! I tried a taste of the cookie dough kind- it tasted like frosting! Why can't they get fun flavors like that for adults?!?

Mom Time said...

Oh, that's hilarious! I will defintely try that next time. I followed you back. Thanks for joining also in my giveaway. Now I will try to find your organic lip conditioner giveaway :-)

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motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Debbie said...

I also loved to mess with my kids minds by using my miracles of buttons in the van. Enjoy it while you can:)

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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