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. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, Scary Mommy, GeekMom, and many others. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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