Thursday, November 18, 2010

How Come?

The one thing that amazes me more than anything else about Lana is her language development. I think I've mentioned this to everyone I talk to about her - it's the proud mummy in me, I guess - but she keeps amazing me more and more all the time. 

For a long time, she's been asking a million "Who" and "What" and "Where" questions. 

"What's that over there?"
"Where's daddy going?"
"Who did we see today?" 

Yesterday, she asked maybe her first "Why" question (although she said "How come" - that's a habit of mine passed down to the next generation - something that locals here in Hong Kong find hard to understand so I have to always "correct" myself).

"Mummy, how come the leaves are moving?"
(after I recovered from shock) "Because it's windy today!"

For her to ask that question, she would have first had to notice that the leaves were indeed moving. Then she would have had to think that sometimes the leaves move and other times they don't and there has so be some kind of reason to make that happen. And last of all, she had to know how to ask me what that reason was. Pretty complicated when you think about it!

I know that questions can be annoying to some parents, but as a kid who probably drove my own parents crazy with questions, I find it so fun and exciting :) I can't wait to answer even more of her (sometimes crazy) questions as she grows up :) :)

1 comment:

  1. The other day when Lana had a runny nose, she came up to me and said: "How come there's a booger!?" =) Bernard