Awkward Questions, Answered Simply
Do your children ask questions?
“Of course,” you say?
Do they ever ask questions at seemingly the most inopportune times?
“Absolutely,” you might be thinking.
How about if we look to the issue of understanding and acceptance and answer a few questions for our littles privately, instead of say- in line at the grocery?
Here’s a list of commonly asked, innocent yet awkward, questions from preschoolers, and as an added bonus, some easy, nice, effective answers!
All of these questions and more can be answered with the simple fact that we are all far more alike than different and through our differences, even if we don’t love or even like someone, we can be nice, no matter what!
Why does he talk weird?
Each person talks a little differently than another. No one way is “right” or “wrong,” only different.
Why does he look like that?
We all look different, but we really are more alike than different – we all need love and food and clean air and water and rest every day, no matter how we look.
Is his mommy a daddy?
His mommy is a parent, just like all mommies and daddies are called “parents.”
Why does her mouth look so funny?
Her mouth isn’t “funny,” only different than your mouth or mine.
Why does she have two mommies and no daddy?
Every family is different, but no matter what the most important part of any family is love.
Why is his skin so dark?
His skin is dark for the same reasons that anyone’s skin is the color it is, science.
Why would a mommy and a mommy want to have a baby?
Anyone who wants to start a family, starts with having children.
Why does he have so many brothers?
Every family is different, and so very lucky for each new member that is added.
Can I have two mommies?
You have what you have. No one way is right, but what we have is wonderful just different than what others might have.
Why does he dress that way?
Sometimes people dress a certain way to follow rules according to where they live or what they believe.
How come he looks so different from everyone else?
People look differently from one another but we all need the same things – food, water, clean air, a place to live and people to love us.
How can I be just like her?
You can’t be just like her, but you are wonderful just the way you are. We are all different, and we are all alike too.
If you have two daddies, who makes dinner?
Someone who loves you makes dinner, of course.
If he is just little, why is he so big?