Kids say the darndest things, right? Yes, but they also say the most asinine things — over and over again. Although part of you hopes that these questions mean your child might be the next great philosopher, the other part of you probably wishes they would shut up already. The only way out of this phase of their development, however, is through humor. Sometimes you just have to laugh so that you don’t cry. And what better way to laugh than to come up with brilliantly funny responses your kid’s questions? Even if your toddler doesn’t get the joke, at least you’ll keep yourself laughing, amirite?
Instead of wanting to scream every time your child comes over to ask why pears aren’t round like apples, what the meaning of life is, or what came first (the chicken or the egg), try coming up with clever answers to their questions to, at the very least, keep yourself entertained. Because if you can’t have a little bit of fun at your kid’s expense, what even is the point of parenting? There is none, I say.
And when all else fails, there’s always, “Go ask your father” to fall back on. That one always works.