This conversation took place about a week ago while getting ready to go to my parents’ house.
Me: We’re going to Wan’s house tonight ok kakak, but Wan and Atok won’t be home. There’s only bibik and aunty Wani.
Ayra: Yay ok! I like aunty Wani. She like to makeup and so pretty.
Ayra: But mama, why Ayra don’t wear makeup?
Me: Because makeup is not for kids. Makeup is for older girls. For big girls like mama and aunty Wani.
Ayra: But Ayra is big girl already. See! *shows me how tall she is*
Me: Yes, but you have to wait until you’re 20 years old ok. Then you can wear makeup.
Ayra: How about Tok Ummi? Why Tok Ummi don’t wear makeup?
Oh boy. (Tok Ummi is my husband’s mother by the way)
Ayra is at that stage where she would ask millions of questions every day. Most of the time, her questions are as simple as “Why I cannot eat cake every day” or “Why Raina don’t go to school” kind of questions, which I can easily explain and answer. Sometimes she would even ask a question and answer it herself, like in the conversation above (she concluded that grandmas don’t wear makeup, which is why her Tok Ummi doesn’t wear any because she’s a grandma already. Haha).
But sometimes, her questions can be quite tricky… like why boy ladybug is also called LADY-bug.
Look, I get it. Kids ask so many questions because they have only lived for a few years and there are a lot of things they don’t know about. They’re just curious beings. It’s good that they are asking questions. Every why your child asks is a sign that her brain cells are connecting and that she is learning.
But I have to admit, it can be challenging (and exhausting) to answer all of their questions because their questions are never-ending! One question would lead to another question and another and another until I run out of answer. I’m sure you know what I mean, right moms? So because of that, Anmum has created a page specially for moms with smart kids, where moms can type in their kids’ tricky questions to get the right answers.
Introducing, the Smart Kids Ask Why page.
All you need to do is just type in your smart kid’s question in the box provided, and click on the ‘Get Answers’ button. Answers will be curated from selected websites.
So I typed in Ayra’s “ladybug” question…
So apparently, ladybugs got their name from Virgin Mary, known as “Our Lady” by some farmers in Europe about 500 years ago because they helped save the farmers’ crops by eating the plant-destroying pests. They didn’t differentiate between male and female ladybugs so they are all called ladybugs.
There you go!
You can also request for a free sample of Anmum Essential by clicking on the purple ‘Request A Sample’ button on the Smart Kids Ask Why page. Anmum Essentials contains nutrients such as DHA and GA that work together in building brain cell connections.
So here’s to our smart kids!