Which Came First? The Chicken or the Egg? - Funny Kid's Answer

Erin Pittman in "Gimme Sugar".  2009 Can be found on www.imagekind.com
Erin Pittman in "Gimme Sugar". 2009 Can be found on www.imagekind.com | Source

Mystery Solved !!

This is my true account of how the age old question got answered. (by my seven year old daughter)

When my children were toddlers we asked them questions to teach and test them.

"What color is the sign?"

"What shape is this?

"What letter is this"?

When my children began elementary school they began to bombard ME with questions. Not easy questions, mind you. Ones I really would have to think about.

"How far is the moon?".

"Why is the sky blue?"

"Why do dogs chase cars?"

"Why is a giraffe's neck long?"

Hey, I've seen Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? and I always thought I was pretty good at it. But, MY KIDS? MY KIDS want to ask me riddles ! Sometimes I was just baffled. What I wouldn't give for a, "Mommy, what is two plus two?"

ALAS! I had a plan. Mommy would out smart them and keep them busy with a riddle. (This really is a great game and allows a parent to see things from child's perspective .) It is also HILARIOUS! Their answers seem to involve everything from fairies to ninjas and reminded me of the CheezIts commercials where kids tell how they think 'they got all that cheese in there'. They had an answer for EVERYTHING.

I must confess, I thought if i gave them something to really think about, I might have a moment of silence. So I asked:

"What came first, the Chicken or the Egg?"

Without one single hint of hesitation, my daughter, Erin said, "The Egg!". Dang, I really thought they would think about this some more. So I prodded and asked, "Why do you think it is the egg?" That is when my child solved the mystery. I will never ponder this thought again without remembering these words.

"Duh, Mommy!" "The eggs are for breakfast and the chicken is for supper!"

I hope that you are smiling!




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Comments 15 comments

Eva 21 months ago

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manatita44 3 years ago from london

Quite clever.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Such simple logic from the heart of an uncomplicated child. Now we know!


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VendettaVixen 5 years ago from Ireland

Hahaha, that's the best answer I've ever gotten to that question.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

This is the cutest hub I've ever read! Voted up and funny. Your daughter is an absolute doll.


rorshak sobchak 5 years ago

Hey you did an excellent job with this write up. Keep up the great work. Voted up! :)


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nanetteparker 5 years ago

an excellent answer from your kid. :) it makes me laugh, truly


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Nspeel 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach

Yes i am all for Googling information. Good for you a lot of parents would just say "I don't know" and leave it at that. I cannot wait to be a parent for real i am so excited ha ha


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KellyPittman 5 years ago from Walker, LA Author

When I don't know the answer I tell them we'll Gogle it. ;)


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A M Lehrer 5 years ago from Southern United States

That is awesome! I love the mind of a child. Pretty amazing! I agree though that asking children questions not only gets them to stop and think but it is a good bonding time with them and that is of utmost importance.


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Nspeel 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach

I took care of my sister for many years all the way up high school. She has recently quit but she wanted me to do all of her homework since i knew all the answers. Wait till this time comes haha


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KellyPittman 5 years ago from Walker, LA Author

LoL! You got it.


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Nspeel 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach

Yeah they probably stumped you with the how far away is the moon ha ha i would be like come on ask daddy easy questions lol


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KellyPittman 5 years ago from Walker, LA Author

Awww. Congrats! & thanks. They teach us more sometimes than we can teach them.


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Nspeel 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach

Haha this is adorable. I am going to be a father in january i cannot wait. Although i have been around kids my whole life i have never quit learning. Now i am going to learn how to be a father. I cannot wait i love this article voted up and it makes me not be able to wait to have my kid. Great read

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