Originally Posted by Lindsaylou
Just reading this, before even looking at your siggy line I said to myself "I bet a million dollars this child is 3 years old!"
Heheehe....I did the SAME THING!!
My 3 year old is the same way! But, not only does he repeat questions, he wants *me* to repeat STORIES to him ALL THE TIME! Not just one or two, either...like six, in one sitting! My brain is RACKED when I get done with all those stories! He is questioning things a lot more, though...Although, usually I try to be EXTREMELY detailed in my answer, hoping that will fill him with enough information to settle his little mind for a while! He *craves* details, and would absolutely NOT be satisfied by a 'yes or no' answer for ANYTHING. If I say just 'yes or no' the next thing that comes out of his mouth is either, 'why?' or 'because why?'. I think he just knows there is SO MUCH MORE to this decision making/permanance stuff, and he needs to *know* the 'why?' behind everything.
For instance, the other day, he asked me if it was going to rain. I knew better than to just say yes <it was *definately* looking stormy> so I looked up at the sky, and told him that 'yes, it looked to me like it was going to rain--but added that I was no meteorologist'...next ? 'What's a Meeeti o lo gis?' 'He's the weatherman on tv, ya know?' 'Like James Spann?<our local Met.!>' 'Yep...just like James Spann'
Of course, by the time we make it home, we've discussed exactly what it is meteorologists do, got a good lesson in on how evaporation/condensation occurs and the cycle of rain/water in the oceans/evaporation/clouds/rain again.
My point being...I find if I fill him with WAY more information than he ever asked for, not only is he being exposed to these concepts for the first time VERY early, but he's also NOT asking the same question OVER AND OVER AND OVER!! He's on to something NEW! And, I can deal with that!!
Sounds like you've got a curious little three year old on your hands, that's all!!