Friday, December 02, 2011

Yes or No?

Situation 1

Me: Nicole, will you take this bite (of delicious dinner that I made).
Nicole: No
Me: Nicole, can you stop saying, "No"? I like it when you say, "Yes," it makes me happy.
Nicole: Yes?
Me: Yes.
Nicole: Yes! *takes bite*

Situation 2

Nicole: Mommy, can I have a sucker?
Me: No.
Nicole: Mommy, stop saying, "No," you need to say, "Yes."
Me: *sigh* Yes.

Situation 3

Nicole: Mommy, can I feed Dan?
Me: No.
Nicole: You said, "No"? *cries and throws fit* Daddy, mommy said, "No!"
Matt: Yep, she did.
Me: Nicole, the answer is no, you can't feed Dan, he's just a baby, he can't eat that.
*continued crying*
Me: Time out.

Situation 4

Nicole: Mommy, can I have a graham cracker?
Me: Yes.
Nicole: The answer is yes?
Me: Yes.
Nicole: Get it for me!

Situation 5

Nicole: I went potty, do I get a candy?
Me: Yes, but we have to wash hands first.
Nicole: I don't get a candy? *cries*
Me: Yes, you do, but you need to wash hands.
Nicole: I don't need to wash hands.
Me: Yes you do.
Nicole: The answer is No?
Me: The answer is Yes!
*finally washes hands, followed by candy*

Situation 6

Nicole: Mommy, I da da watch the food cook.
Me: No, Nicole, it is too hot at the stove.
Nicole: Mommy said, "NO!" *cries*
Nicole: Daddy, I da da watch the food cook.
Matt: No, it is too hot at the stove, you will get burned.
Nicole: Daddy said, "NO!" *cries harder*

I'm starting to hate the word "No."


Lisa said...

Ugh, it sounds like she's really trying your patience. It probably wouldn't be so bad if there wasn't crying involved. Just keep telling yourself, "This is just a phase." Well, I think you and Matt are being good parents and not giving her everything she wants. That would be the easy thing to do, but not the best. Keep up the good work! :)

Marie said...

Hmmm....that is a tricky situation. If she wasn't so smart, your life would be so much easier!

Laura said...

How does it feel to be outsmarted by a 2 yr old? I had to go through it 7 times. Maybe that accounts for my senility now.