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Parenting Skills: How to Deal with an Overly Curious Kid

Updated on June 11, 2012
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What curious kids do could put their parents in embarrassing situations

Kids are naturally curious about their surrounding world. They have the tendency to demand all the answers to their curious questions. Their curiosity helps them to explore and learn which is very beneficial to them. However, overly curious kids can sometimes drive their parents nuts.
My son is one of those overly curious kids.
It was a cold winter day as we were on our way to a friend’s wedding. My husband was driving. When we got off the freeway, my husband farted.
“Hurry and open all the windows,” I said as I was rolling down the passenger side window.
“Why open all the windows, Mommy?” our 2 ½ years old son asked from his car seat behind us.
“Oh, there is a stinky bomb in here and we needed to let it out.” I replied as I turned and faced him with a smile.
“Where? Where is it? I want to see. Please don’t let it out. Where is it? Mommy, I can’t see it. Close the windows, Daddy,” our son’s eyes were wide opened searching everywhere inside the van. His little legs started to kick.
My husband and I exchanged an uncomfortable smile, not sure whether we should laugh.
“Sorry sweetie, I think the stinky bomb is already gone…” I tried to explain. But our son started to cry.
“I want to see it. I want to see it. Daddy, go back and find it.” Now he was crying and kicking real fast.
“Sweetie, you can’t see a stink bomb, you can only smell one.” I tried to make sense for him.
“But I didn’t smell anything. And you let it out the window. I want to go back and smell it, ” he said, following more crying and kicking.
I sighed and turned to my husband who was bubbling out laughter quietly . “Any idea how to deal with this?” I asked, trying hard not to laugh.
“Maybe he’ll get distracted and forget about it once we get to the wedding. We’ll be there in about two minutes,” replied my husband.
However we didn’t have much luck that day. Our son was still crying when we arrived at the wedding reception. Friends and other people started asking all kind of questions:
Is he feeling alright?
Is he tired?
Is he hungry?
Did he forget to bring his favorite toy along?
Of course we didn’t want to tell them what had happened, so my husband said, “Yeah, I think he is tired and needs his nap.”
“NO, I AM NOT TIRED,” our son suddenly shouted, stomping his feet. “Daddy and Mommy didn’t let me smell the stinky bomb. I want to go back and find that stinky bomb. I want to smell it.”
My husband sighed and said to the crowd, “Please excuse us. We will be back when this little guy calms down.” Then we rushed outside with our whining son.

When we’re outside I saw a dog sniffing by a tree.
“Look, Sweetie,” I quickly said, pointing at the dog. “That dog found the stink bomb and he is smelling it . Let’s go over there.”
Our son smiled right away with his tears all over his face. The dog walked away as we ran toward the tree.
“Where should I smell, Mommy?” Our son asked excitingly.
“Just in front of the tree, not too close though.” I said and waited for a few seconds, then asked, “Are you done smelling it?”
“Yes,” he replied happily.
“Can we go back inside now?”
“Yes!” He turned and ran toward the wedding reception ahead of us with a very satisfying smile on his face.
Both my husband and I let out a big sigh of relief. Ahhh...

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    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      6 years ago from San Jose, California

      Thank you marwan! I am glad you had fun reading it. :)

    • marwan asmar profile image

      Marwan Asmar 

      6 years ago from Amman, Jordan

      Funny one! You could imagine the text right in front of your very eyes, well written.

    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      6 years ago from San Jose, California

      You got that right, Sparklea. It's hard to forget something this silly. :)

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      Sparklea 

      6 years ago from Upstate New York

      What a riot! Kids crack me up, once they focus on something, it's as if nothing else exists until they are satisfied with an answer. SO clever to distract him to find what he was looking for another way! Thank you for an entertaining, funny read. That incident will probably go on for generations in your family as you share your hilarious story! Blessings, Sparklea :)

    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      6 years ago from San Jose, California

      It sure is a big challenge to handle kids. Luckily they do bring us a lot of joy and laughter. :)

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      traslochimilano 

      6 years ago from USA

      It's a big challenge to handle kids. But this challenge is very funny.

    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      6 years ago from San Jose, California

      My son is almost thirteen now but still very curious. The good thing is that he knows how to search for the answers to whatever he is curious about.

      Thank you nanygoat for stopping by.

      Have a fun day! :)

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      nanygoat 

      6 years ago from Texas

      So funny! Love that he dropped the bomb about the stink bomb while at the reception...what an adimant kiddo.

    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      6 years ago from San Jose, California

      We still laugh at this. :)

      Thank you thebookmom for coming by. Have a wonderful day!

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      thebookmom 

      6 years ago from Nebraska

      That is hilarious! You did a great job walking him through it :) Thanks for sharing your story.

    • kittyjj profile imageAUTHOR

      Ann Leung 

      6 years ago from San Jose, California

      Yes, me too. Otherwise we might not able to stay for the wedding. :)

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      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      This is so funny! Kids are so literal! Glad you found a way to save the day!

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