Blissfully Informed Hippie Chick

Encouraging people to think critically about everything.

Why not?

on December 1, 2015

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I’ve reached the point where I say “why not?” to things like a toddler’s request to drink apple cider from a (clean) sour cream container instead of a cup. Because, why not? And yes, he’s wearing his sister’s shirt… and sleeper…because, why not?

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Kids don’t like to be told “no”… who does? Just because he’s been on this earth less than 2 years doesn’t mean his thoughts and feelings, wants and needs, are any less important and real than mine. Toddlers’ desires might seem odd to us. After all, they’re trying to figure out this crazy world we live in with all it’s rules, like gravity. On top of that, they have to learn all our social customs as well…like how we drink from cups and store food in containers. If we want to raise clones or drones, we will say, “No, you can’t drink out of the container, you must drink from a cup!” If we want to raise creative thinkers and innovators, we will say, “Why not?”

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9 responses to “Why not?

  1. CeeCee says:

    I so agree with that.

    When my children were younger, they really liked trying out sandwiches with uncommon combinations of filling, like peanutbutter with curry sauce, or cheese and chocolate sprinkles. Their friends parents very often were surprised that I approved of that. I never understood why anyone would find that a problem. I just asked them to try it on a little piece of bread first, so we didn’t have to throw away the whole sandwich if they didn’t like it.

    Same with drinking apple juice from cleaned cream containers etc., why not let them try it, it’s fun 🙂

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  2. koolaidmoms says:

    So true! Plus if you let them try things they are more likely to become fearless tasters when they are older.

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  3. Lol…at gravity. Your kid’s a cutie. He looks pretty proud of his idea. 🙂

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  4. Hi fellow mommy blogger!

    Cute post! I’m reading this as my 18 month old is moving around the dinning room chairs. She is having fun, why stop her when it is not bothering anyone and I can quickly move them back? Your little guy looks happy!

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