We moms answer a gazillion questions during the course of one day, don’t we? Sometimes, when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I feel like I can no longer answer questions coherently. It’s as if I’m all questioned out.
Every question is pressing. The kids will ask a real doozy of a question and they need the answer right now.
Inevitably, they ask the biggest, most interesting, most pressing questions while I am driving (or, when they are supposed to be sleeping). It is extremely hard to field these hum-zingers while focusing on getting us from here to there safely. I always tell the kids to just wait until we get to our destination, but then I must listen to the whining:
You always say that!!!
But you’re gonnna forgeeeeeeet!!
You won’t remember!!!!
And, do you know what? They are correct. I always say that and I usually forget the question because life happens.
Today, I am sharing our solution for those burning car question. It’s such an easy hack and I wonder why I didn’t think of it a lifetime ago. The best solutions are often the simplest.
Are you ready??
Here it is, folks. I present to you our Burning Car Questions Notebook:
A notebook with a pen attached. That’s it. I tuck it into the pocket on the back of the driver’s seat and when a child has a burning question, I ask them to write it down.
No empty promises.
Tell me, folks: What simple parenting hack have you discovered recently? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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