Friday, February 20, 2009

Stop talking!

Our young man has recently decided it is time to exert his authority on the household. He would like his way and he will demand that we all follow the rules.

Eric and I are no longer to conduct conversations with each other, only with him. If we deign to talk to each other while he's babbling, singing, or watching tv a very loud "STOP TALKING MOMMY!" will be hollered in my direction. Our explaining to him that mommy and daddy are actually allowed to talk to each other at will doesn't seem to be swaying him on the point. In his opinion neither one of us should be talking to anyone but him, and only if he so wills it.

He also doesn't agree with us not knowing something or telling him he can't do something.
"What's that mommy?"
"I don't know"
"NO MOMMY! Don't say I don't know!" (he likes to add a bit of a sob at the end of this statement for effect)

"Kiernan, don't do that"
"NO MOMMY! Don't say don't do that!"

And to think, it was just a couple of weeks ago that Eric and I took some time to explain to him how to properly use the word "don't" instead of no. He caught on fast!


erin said...

Your little guy is so awesome. Jason and I love him. If you ever get tired of him, and wanna unload him, we'll take him off your hands.

Jenn said...
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Jenn said...

In our house, we're not allowed to sing if Griffin is not in the mood. We are promptly hit with a loud "NO SINGING!" that usually includes a stern look and a pointed finger.

Usually, it just prompts us to sing louder!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

LOL, this sounds very familiar. Becca also seems to think that she's in charge of what her daddy and I can and can't do. :)

nutmeg said...

I think our kids are twins. Really.

Some kind of Wondermom said...

Joel tell us to turn off the radio in the car all the time. Bossy little ones aren't they!