Jonathan, please come here.
Because we need to get you dressed.
Because we're going for a walk.
Because I thought you'd like to go for a walk.
I have no idea. Never mind.
A few minutes later:
I thought we were going for a walk?
We were, but you didn't want to put your clothes on.
I'm doing my best to stay patient, but this really is rather taxing. Because this is not an isolated incident - this is my life right now. All day. If he is awake, he is asking me "why?"
Some of the questions are legitimate and have real answers. Some are silly. Some are stalling tactics. Sometimes I think it is just his default word when he can't think of anything to say but must say something anyway.
Does anyone have good ideas for coping with this?