Tuesday, November 6, 2007

no. No no no. No!

It has started.

Me: Lucy, do you want this delicious lentil soup? It's so tasty.
L: No! (Shaking of head).
Me: Lucy, it's time to change your diaper.
L: No! Nonononono! Mama! No!
Me: That's not for babies.
L: No! Aaaaaaaaa!
Me: Please give back Mommy's $100 glasses.
L: Nooooooo.
Me: Mama needs to pee, and then we'll nurse.
L: Nonono. Mamamamamamama! No!

All the parenting books say if you don't say "no" a ton, your child will not say no to you. To those experts, I say, "No! Nonononono!" They are smoking crack.
It's fine, really, that she says no. It's not the end of the world. It actually cracks me up a little bit. But did it really have to start this early? I know it's only going to get worse. Much worse.

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