What was that?


Our walk to school at the moment is peppered with fiery red leaves, conkers, glittering spider webs and questions. The other morning, as we emerged from the end of our road, it started.

BUB.1: What was that?

Me: What was what?

BUB.1: That, Mummy.

Me: What, I didn’t see it?

BUB.1: What was it though?

Me: I don’t know, where? (looks behind)

BUB.1: THAT Mummy, what was it?

Me: I didn’t see it. What did it look like?

BUB.1: I’m asking YOU.

Me: But I don’t know what you mean?

BUB.1: What was it?

Me: What? Describe what it looked like and I can tell you.

BUB.1: You describe it Mummy!

Me: I can’t, I don’t know what ‘it’ was.

BUB.1: Yes Mummy, but that’s what I’m asking you, what was it?

Me: I don’t know. I didn’t see it. What was it?

BUB.1: I’m asking you Mummy!

Me: What sort of thing? Just so I can try to work out what it was.

BUB.1: What was it though?

Me: I don’t know. I didn’t see it.

BUB.1: Mummy!!

This went on for the entire five-minute walk, by the end of which I was almost crying with laughter and BUB.1 was tearing his hair out with rage.

I was so happy to see the lollilop lady, who proved to be the necessary distraction to break the cycle.

Until the next time.

  7 comments for “What was that?

  1. October 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I can totally relate! Who’s on first?

  2. June 14, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Oh god they start and just never stop do they… Could be worse I suppose. Where do babies come from? Why is the sky blue? Why does daddy have a hairy willy?…

    Pretty leaves though ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for coming back to #chucklemums!

    • Lisa
      June 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      They NEVER stop. His latest thing is quizzing me about all manner of dinosaurs. A baryonyx is his latest favourite. A WHAT? Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. June 14, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    hehe determination in the face of complete bewilderment. Long may those questions continue. Love your blog. Jo ๐Ÿ™‚ #chucklemums

    • Lisa
      June 22, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  4. June 16, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Mine does this to me ALL the time, also with things that happened some unspecified time in the past – “Mummy, you remember that thing?” “what thing?” “That THING. Mummy!!!! You remember the thing! That THING Mummy!!!” *endless tantrum when I fail to remember the thing* #chucklemums

    • Lisa
      June 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      It’s so cute and so infuriating!! xx

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