Jake: You have to put your shoes on.
Jake: Because if you go outside without your shoes on you could get an owie.
Jake: There could be something on the ground and you could step on it.
Jake: Because it might be sharp and poke your foot.
Jake: Just put your shoes on.
She started on me today, and it was all about going to the bathroom. As I was explaining why we have to eat and then excrete, I wondered what would ever satisfy her questioning without just shutting her down? Is there an answer she is looking for? Could I ever come full circle in answering the reasons for things and we'd get back to where we started so she would understand the whole process? I decided to let it go and time the question/answer session and see if we ever made it to the original point of discussion. 9 minutes later, after Josie using the bathroom, getting cleaned up, a fresh diaper and a snack, she became distracted by something else and stopped asking me. Not really the result I was looking for but it was interesting to see that she would stay engaged for that long. I doubt my patience or curiosity will last as long next time.