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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Because I Said So!

We have officially entered "Why? World." Everytime I give a direction or tell Cade something, his automatic reply is, "Why?" At first I thought it was cute...he's my oldest and the first to go into the "why?" stage. I would answer the why, excited that he was questioning, even if it sometimes seemed defiant. I had vowed, earlier in my mothering life, to embrace questioning and to encourage curiosity. I think this was before I had three kids under the age of four. Now I embrace the Disney channel and Diet Dr. Pepper...lots and lots of Diet Dr. Pepper. :)

This is how it'd go for the first three days or so:

Me: Cade, please pick up your Legos.
Cade: Why?
Me: Because when they are all over the floor we can trip over them and get big owies. We don't like big owies, do we?
Cade: No!
Then yesterday:
Me: Cade, please pick up your Legos.
Cade: Why?
Me: (taking a deep breath, trying to control voice) Because we don't want to get owies.
Cade: Why?
Today:
Me: Cade, please pick up your Legos.
Cade: Why?
Me: Because I said so!!
It's inevitable...we do turn into our mothers.

2 comments:

Heather Bower

That is when the spank-a-tron comes out. Just kidding. :-) I hate the why, why, why...... because if you don't I might lose my mind..... Don't you love them

Heather Blinzinger

So, so true! We have our 'why' moments too...and they start and end just as yours do. Ha!