Monday, June 02, 2008

Going mildly insane...

Geez, I hate to complain, especially because Bryn is such a delightful child on a daily basis, but right now I need to get this out somewhere that is NOT nose to nose the said child, screaming like a banshee!!!

Stop it!!! Stop repeating everything you say over and over and over and over and over and... You get the gist...

For some reason that I'm too dim to fathom right now (thanks to pregnancy brain, I suspect)... The youngest has recently decided that I'm going deaf and therefore he is COMPELLED to repeat the same sentence incessantly until he get the "correct" response that shows I'm listening PROPERLY...

Like right now...

"I brushed my teeth, mommy, I brushed my teeth, mommy, I brushed my teeth, mommy, I brushed my teeth, mommy..."

"Yep" is NOT the correct response, and compells him to keep chanting...

The correct response is almost always, "Yes, *repeat what the half pint said*", so in this case (for clarity, and to drum it through my own dense cranium, the correct response would be, "Yes, you brushed your teeth, Bryn."

Only problem is, I have to say, "Yes, you brushed your teeth, Bryn," followed almost immediately by, "Yes, you put the chair away, Bryn," and "Yes, you're looking at a book now, Bryn"...

WHEN WILL THIS END???

No, the child does not nap, and no we don't encourage naps, because then this game would continue until 10pm...

5 comments:

Stitch Sista said...

Something I find almost as frustrating is listening to the kids do this to DH, me all the while thinking, "WILL YOU ANSWER YOUR BLOODY CHILD SO THEY WILL STOP REPEATING EVERYTHING!!!"

LOL. Isn't it great when they find their voice?

BTW, I'm not stalking you, I have google reader...it tells me when there are new blog posts :D.

Mary said...

LOL, right there with ya!

loz said...

Rofl I can hear the words through the screen.. OH wait that is K doing the same thing!!

Arr I hear your pain and I trump you a 'mumma I hungry, mumma I hungry' 'mumma I wanna eat, mumma I wanna eat'
me: What would you like to eat?

'umm umm ummm I wanna eat'
me: would you like apple? biscuit?

'no no no I wanna eat'

I sure as hell hope it doesn't last as long at your house as well Bryn has 6 months on K lol

Mwah I hope he doesn't send you too insane and I hear you totally on the no naps;)

Sumara said...

Ooh yes I have two of those!

And Rach I have one of those husbands too!

Rae said...

Oh THANK god I'm not the only one who loses patience with this! This was the single most irritating thing he did. I know there's a good reason, I know his brain is fascinating for doing this but ARGHHHHHHHHHH

Teenagers and the failing parent...