It's Official: Kids Ask Way Too Many Questions, According to a New Survey

It's not just you -- kids query moms a shocking number of times each day

It wasn't even 10am and I'd already fielded more questions from my kids than I can count. Some I knew the answer to (Do I have to wear pants?), and some totally stumped me (Why is it called cereal?).

Turns out it's not just me. Australian online retailer Littlewoods surveyed 1,000 moms of kids 2 to 10, and found that kids ask an average of 288 questions a day, peaking at mealtimes, according to News.com.au. Yep, that's about 23 questions an hour -- about a question every two and a half minutes. No wonder you can't form a coherent thought -- being your kids' low-tech Google is a full-time job.  

If you've got a 4-year-old daughter, you're really in for it. That gender and age combo represents the one most likely to "but why?" you all day long, with a whopping average of 390 questions a day. Boys age 9 ask the fewest questions daily, a mere 144.  

One more survey stat that may not surprise anyone: 82 percent of kids go to Mom before Dad with their question.

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