There is a lot about parenting that perplexes me, from the strange things that kids do to the interesting things they dream about each day. It really is awesome to watch their brains at work and see them figure things out for the first time.
I can still remember when my kids were old enough to hold real conversations with me and how much easier that made everyday things. No longer did I have to decode what that cry meant or attempt to figure out the translation for their newest made-up word. Finally they could tell me exactly what they wanted and I could have real talks and interactions with them.
Then, out of the blue I get a real dose of “Hey, they’re still kids!” when I ask them a simple question that shouldn’t be hard to answer. Instead of responding to what I had asked, I am met with silence and an intense blank stare. I’ve pinpointed this reaction to some very specific questions that always end up with this result.
Click through to read 8 questions we ask our kids which always results in a blank stare:
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