Wednesday, June 3, 2009

20 Questions

Since Micah is no longer considered speech-delayed, he has now been making up for lost time. He skipped right over the "why" stage at age 2 and has now entered the "what, why, how, when, tell me every detail" stage. Take tonight, for instance. We were driving home from a Bible study and passed a Mexican food restaurant that was closed. It was an old hole-in-the-wall place with a wooden cutout of a chili pepper (that had a weird face on it) at the entrance.

Micah: "Mommy, what is that?"
Me: "What is what, Micah?"
Micah: "What is that?"
Me: "I don't know, Micah."
Micah: "NO, mommy! What IS that?!"
Martin: "It's a restaurant, Micah."
Micah: "What is that guy doing, Daddy?" (referring to the chili pepper sign)
Martin: "Um, he's telling people to go in the restaurant, Micah"
Micah: "What kind of restaurant, daddy?"
Martin: "A Mexican restaurant, Micah."
Micah: "NO, what kind of restaurant, Daddy?"
Martin: "I told you, Micah. A Mexican food restaurant."
Micah: "Oh, that's YUMMY!" (we laugh)
Micah: "What are you laughing at, mommy?"
Me: "You, Micah! Because you're funny!"
Micah: "NO! What are you laughing at, I said!"
Martin: "We're laughing at what you said, Micah"
Micah: "NO! What are you laughing at?????" (getting irritated)
Me: "We are laughing at the sign Micah." (out of desperation)
Micah: "What sign?!"
Me: "The sign that says Mexican Food!" (Martin laughs)
Micah got totally silent.

We had about 2 minutes of silence before it all started again - this time with a different sign. Everything we drive by brings the question "what is that?!" while we whip our heads around to see what he's looking at, knowing if we don't answer the question we will hear screams of frustration for the next 10 minutes.

Jaden is starting to do it too. But truthfully, I am so thankful that Micah can talk! Look on the bright side, huh?! :)


  1. I have a hard time figuring what they are asking about too! So glad Micah is talking and pestering you with questions - I love trying to figure out what is going on in their heads :)

  2. That is so are able to recount details so well, Jaimie...that is why you are good blogger and I am not. When I sit at the computer and think about my day, I'm like, "Uhhhhh....what happened again?" Seriously :-) I don't know what happened to my brain when I had children. I am so glad that Micah is keeping you busy with lots of questions...Rachel doesn't ask many questions yet, she just talks ALOT!!!!!