Over five afternoons, I recorded every question my daughters asked me. They asked 253. Unsurprisingly, most of them started with “Can I have …?”

The curiosity questions are always my favorite. My four-year-old asks a lot of them. Some on the list were, “How can the things that make fireworks be in the sky?”, “Why isn’t it healthy if it has vegetables in it?”, and “How can a fire truck fit on a little truck?”

Here is an image I drew that summarizes the questions they asked.


Wife. Mother. Mathematician.

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