Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The Great Replacement
'no' has been replaced by 'ok'.
I'm not really sure why. It was sort of a natural shift.
'Andrew, you need to wash your hands.'
'Andrew, it's time for a bath.'
I really like it. I like it because it is still somewhat evident of his need to have some control. Saying 'ok' means he's thought about it, and he agrees. I don't think it is blind obedience. I think it is thoughtful agreement. 'You know, my hands do need washing.' 'A bath sounds great, mom.'
He saves 'no' for the real deal. Like when I insist he not wear shoes when he jumps on the couch. Or suggesting he try the potty once more.
But a suggestion to put toys away, put dishes in the sink, or get a diaper on?
So glad we agree.
Posted by Dave at 12:11 PM