Monday, January 31, 2011


Let's talk about that word. With two toddlers, you can imagine our use of No is frequent. No No! is said way too often in our house. At first we were trying to teach the boys, then we were trying to keep them safe, now they're using it to tell us when they don't want/want to do something. It's a progression I'm not thrilled with. First of all, it means my little babies are grown up enough to know what they want and to be able to express it to me by using their words. Secondly, they're telling me no. Nuff said. My little boys have attitudes that I'm sure they inherited from their daddy :) Their temper tantrums have progressed to a whole new level. And now they are, well, I don't even know what to call it really. They will go up and turn the tv off. This is a known No No! Well, they (Lucas especially) will go up to the tv, look at us and smile, turn off the tv and then smack their own hand and say "No No, Bad"! They obviously know not to do it, yet they do it any way. AH!!! That's so frustrating. And to top it off, Lucas will hold up his arms b/c he knows he's going to time out. I don't really know how to handle this. No is not a word that I'm fond of right now!


Scullyhoyy said...

I am totally going to be the one who tells you it get's harder. Wait till they tell you what they think of you. oy.

Burnt Raisin said...

I am delighted to read blogs of moms like you... I've a 7yo boy -- only son... and most of time, I'm home alone when he's in school. Been wanting to start a blog that he could read someday, but that seems like a herculean task. It's about time I do..Days are long but years are short. I am sure your two little boys will be very happy to read your posts about them when they're small. Thank you for the inspiration you give. Godbless you and your family. =)

Alicea said...

Kyle hasn't started saying no to us yet, but know it's coming!