Ask a Stupid Question



They’ve got an answer for everything, haven’t they? Except it’s rarely the answer you’d expect.

For example, there are the questions that obviously I should have known the answer to without even asking the question:  

Me: Flea, why are your toy cars lined up on the stairs for me to fall over? 

Flea: Because they’re waiting to start the race


Me: Flea, why is the towel on the floor in the kitchen?

Flea: Because I was giving the Power Ranger a bath before the battle.


Me: Flea, why is your scooter on top of the washing machine?

Flea: It’s resting.

Then there are the answers I defy anyone to explain or understand since they come from the mind of a five-year-old:

Me: Flea, why are you making that noise?

Flea: Because there’s a mad banana in the sky.

Sometimes there are answers that are – frankly – a little worrying:

Flea: I love your arm best of all, Mummy.

Me: Why’s that, then?

Flea: Because every time I see you, I just want to bite it off.

And then there's my favourite answer from this week – the one that explains the expression being made in the photo at the top of this post:

Me: Why are you making that face?

Flea: Because you said ‘sausages’ and now I am alive with joy, Mummy. 




Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. S.
    1st April 2011 / 10:48 pm

    Aw, that is the cutest thing! How wonderful to be alive with joy over anything, but especially sausages! Love her.

  2. johanna
    2nd April 2011 / 8:31 am

    hahahaha that made me laugh out loud on a saturday morning when ive been up to early with my son and i am full of cold and no-voice !!

  3. 2nd April 2011 / 10:04 am

    ‘Because you said ‘sausages’ and now I am alive with joy, Mummy.’
    I love it, they are wonderful things children and I love it when they say things like this!!

  4. 2nd April 2011 / 11:02 am

    Thats brilliant! Shame we have to grow up!

  5. 2nd April 2011 / 2:02 pm

    WOW your girl is AWESOME! 😀

  6. Ali
    2nd April 2011 / 7:50 pm

    Can I adopt her ? 😉

  7. 2nd April 2011 / 8:02 pm

    Quite right, too. Everyone should be alive with joy about something. And why not sausages?

  8. 2nd April 2011 / 8:02 pm

    I was going to say we’re a bit sausage household, but you’d probably take that the wrong way, wouldn’t you?

  9. 2nd April 2011 / 8:03 pm

    I know, it’s what makes them fun every day, isn’t it?

  10. 2nd April 2011 / 8:04 pm

    No, but perhaps you could borrow her on Sunday mornings so I can have a longer lie-in?

  11. 2nd April 2011 / 8:31 pm

    She’s adorable! My two step kids say the funniest things… I’m tempted to start a blog capturing them all!

  12. 2nd April 2011 / 9:05 pm

    How eloquent and hilarious!