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'no' has been replaced by 'ok'.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.


Firefly said...

Do the pear pictures mean the bread has pears in it?

Andrew is such a cutie! I love it that he is willing to put his toys away when the time comes, but not wiling to interrupt a good couch-jumping session to remove shoes. Get your priorities straight, Mom!

Robyn said...

Yup. the bread has pears in it. yum.

Seeking La Loba said...

You are making me hungry for pear and apple cakes/breads. I wish I could have come over for dinner! It would have been well worth it. How did you survive your day without Dave?

Anonymous said...

I need that receipe for pear bread!! Unless you got it from me in the first place.

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