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

 "Gimme Sugar".  2009 Can be found on www.imagekind.com

"Gimme Sugar". 2009 Can be found on www.imagekind.com

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!

© 2011 Kelly Pittman


Zoe phillips on October 30, 2018:

no one noes its a mystry

Some one on October 28, 2018:

It came from DNA lol

Ashii on May 01, 2017:

if the egg came first but from where

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manatita44 from london on May 27, 2013:

Quite clever.

Brenda Barnes from America-Broken But Still Beautiful on January 29, 2012:

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

VendettaVixen from Ireland on November 29, 2011:

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

Kitty Fields from Summerland on August 20, 2011:

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

rorshak sobchak on August 18, 2011:

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

nanetteparker on August 18, 2011:

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

Nspeel from Myrtle Beach on August 18, 2011:

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

Kelly Pittman (author) from South Louisiana on August 18, 2011:

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

A M Lehrer from Southern United States on August 18, 2011:

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.

Nspeel from Myrtle Beach on August 18, 2011:

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

Kelly Pittman (author) from South Louisiana on August 18, 2011:

LoL! You got it.

Nspeel from Myrtle Beach on August 18, 2011:

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

Kelly Pittman (author) from South Louisiana on August 18, 2011:

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

Nspeel from Myrtle Beach on August 18, 2011:

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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