Sunday, November 20, 2011

Forever Your Girl

There's, like, a new trend afoot in our house.  Basically, it's that the kids just act like they totally don't have to listen to me.

I ask them to do stuff, and then they just decide not to do that same stuff.  Then, when I ask again more loudly, they look at me blankly or say, "oh-KAY," like I'm some kind of lunatic who is constantly freaking out.

The whole thing kind of reminds me of this classic article from The Onion, "Report: Mom Just Locked Her Door," except that in my case Pronto does listen to me and help.  Thanks, Pronto.

Just writing this makes me realize that my kids are really not that little anymore.  Instead, they're old enough to be mouthy and willfully defiant.  You'd think a benefit of reaching this stage would be that they now sleep through the night.  Alas.


mm said...

Are you making unreasonable demands? I didn't think so, but I thought I should ask.

LH said...

I was going to ask that too. I found that asking very little of the children really helped with the compliance issue. They're still pretty little, but you're right , they're growing.

kc said...

Let's be real: the requests are like, "Please get your shoes on; we're about to go to the malt shop." Or, "Come to the table, dinner's ready!"

Those cherubs don't have to clean their rooms or do any chores at all.

On the plus side, Mac is upstairs singing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" to himself. He's pretty cute.

jdoc said...

I would get my shoes on pretty fast for the malt shop. No doubt about that.

dw said...

You're welcome. My favorite is when I have to pause the TV so that I can get them to tell me what beverage I can serve them after asking them 5 times what they would like. Still, they are pretty good kids.