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Just For Fun: How Many Questions Do Your Kids Ask in a Day?

Posted by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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The 390 Questions a Mom Gets Asked in a Day

by Julie Ryan Evans 22 hours ago

girlI knew my brain was drained at the end of a day of parenting two children for plenty of reasons, but I never considered just how much time and energy I put into answering their questions. Oh, I realized it was a lot, but I'd never considered the actual number of questions being fired at me.

A recent study did, however, and the findings are pretty astonishing. According to news.com.au, a study from online retailer Littlewoods surveyed 1,000 mothers with kids between 2-10. They found that moms get asked about 228 questions a day -- and that's just from one child. Four-year-old girls ask the most questions -- 390 per day, which amounts to more than one every minute they're awake!

Lucky me, I happen to have a 4-year-old girl, and while that number seemed high at first read, when I actually started thinking about, I started to wonder if it's really high enough.

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So for one day, I attempted to count and capture the questions my daughter asked. I lost track someone around 300, and there was still a large chunk of the day left. Here are some of them:

Do you have a snack?
Will you turn the music up?
Will you turn it down?
Do you have a snack?
Are you sure?
Can you just see?

Am I being sassy?
What's sassy?
Can I have a smoothie?
Can someone's hand get blended off in a blender?
Do I need two hands to do ballet?
When can I have a play date with Kelsey?

What's this? (Asked loudly during my son's crowded Jujitsu class. It was a tampon.)
Is there an "O" in Evans?
Is there an "O" in Claire?
Is there an "O" in Lila?
What if my name was Kai Kay Kydaho?
When I'm 5, will I be taller than Kelsey?
Why is the car wet?
What is dew?

Why is my window wet and Nolan's isn't?
Can you dry my window?
Can you get my princess thing?
Do I have to get four shots when I'm 5?
When am I going to be 5?

How long until January?
Was I patient?
Remember when I got that wristband?
What's moss?
What does "release the moss" mean?
Can I blow on your coffee?
What's an apartment?

Can we rent our house someday?
Why can't I lick people?
You wanna know something ... ? x 24

Why? x 100 (at least)
Can I have the iPad?

Will you open my yogurt?
Do I need to drink more water?
Am I a good teeth brusher?
Can I stay up for 5 more minutes?
Ten more minutes?

I won't keep going, but you get the gist -- and she's at school a big chunk of the day! Yes, it's great that they're inquisitive, and I know it's how they learn. I'm not complaining really, but damn, it's a LOT of questions!

Let's see, that's at least 390 plus another 200 or so from my son, and no wonder I can't remember my own name some days.

What other questions do your kids ask in a day?

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goddess99
by Michelle on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I think I went from about 500 questions a day to maybe 50, but these questions are harder lol.

SlapItHigh
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:52 PM
100s, lol!!
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OliviasMommy611
by on Apr. 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM
A ton!
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Janet
by Ruby Member on Apr. 12, 2013 at 5:42 PM
100s for sure. Especially from my 7 year old.
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MySweetChild
by Member on Apr. 13, 2013 at 8:42 AM
Lol!! So many! But now that DD is 10, not near as many as before...and they seem to be more serious questions!

Actually the tables have turned, I am the one playing 20 questions...got to stay on top of these "tween" girls, lol!! :)
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splatz
by Sarah on Apr. 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Oh gosh... I'm afraid to count how many questions my 2 year old asks in a day. My son doesn't quite ask as many any more.

WooMommy7
by on Apr. 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM

To many to count, i have two toddlers and there full of questions about everything. I sure do love most of them though, except the why. It drives me nuts unless it's an actual conversation going on. It's great to see there minds learning and exploring though

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