Miss Rae is in this “why?” phase.
Specific, real-life example:
Scene – driving the kids to Staples.
Miss Rae: “Why are we going this way?”
Me: “Because this is the way to Staples.”
Miss Rae: “But why?”
Me: “Because it just is.”
Miss Rae: (irritated, because her mother is too ignorant to understand this question.) “But why is THIS the way?”
Me: (realizing she won’t settle for another generic answer.) “Because Staples is across town, close to Rooks park, so we have to go this way.”
Silence. Phew! Solved it!
Miss Rae: “But WHY?”
Even though she makes me crazy with her questions, I made her cookies.
I made these Chocolate chip cookies because they require one bowl and they’re vegan so you can eat dough without guilt.
And the riddler graduated and I hope she never stops asking questions.