Tuesday, December 19, 2006

That BAD word

Hearing it makes my teeth ache, like nails on a chalkboard. I cringe when it is released in front of people, making me feel more embarrasment than if my shirt button was open. It makes me want to scratch my eyes out, how could such a word be coming from my child, my dear sweet child.

NO.

I hate that word. It's a new one at my house. I thought my eyes popped open the first time he said "Shit!" and began using it in context. (BTW- he no longer says shit.) The first time he said this was when I asked him to come into the bathrom for his bath. It surprised me, I didn't even know what to say, I just walked over to the living room and asked Daddy "Did you hear what your son just said to me?" He nodded, and told Little Man to get into the bathroom. There was no "NO!" for Daddy. Why would there be? Isn't there like a natural fear of fathers? I know I was afraid of mine, and he didn't even live with me.
Then any little request was met with that word, and I wanted to punch him in the lip every time he said it. Obviously I didn't, but I wanted to. Badly. Everytime he would say it, I would tell him he couldn't say "No" to Mommy or Daddy. He cut back to only saying it during tantrums and fits. So naturally it was ignored, because I'm the asshole Mommy that ignores screaming children that throw themselves on the floor when they want something. So he stopped saying it.
Somewhat.
His teacher told me he said it to her all day the other day. Everything was "No!"
*SIGH*
I hate that word.
Have any of you gotten through this without pulling your hair out?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, my kids are in their 20's now, but I seem to recall that a certain amount of "baldness" from pulling your hair out is inevitable...haha. You have my deepest sympathy though.

Melissa said...

Yes, we hit that phase at around 25 months. Thankfully, it was short-lived in our house (I didn't make a big deal out of it when Lucas said, "No" so he quickly got tired of it!), and I still have all of my hair!!!

This, too, shall pass.

Mama of 2 said...

right now all Girlie Girlie says is yes or uh-huh...we haven't reached the word no yet but I am bidding my time. LOL!

Tuesday Girl said...

They all day it an my kids stioll say it to me sometimes. They will sit on the naughty step if they do though.

Anonymous said...

my son still likes to say no a lot but he is more fearful of saying it when we ask him to do something *more like tell him*...it took a lot of work to let him know when it was appropriate to say that word.

Anonymous said...

Oh just wait til he gets a few years older, and you'll be amazed at all the things he'll have to say to you then!

I'm getting prepared for my gray hairs to start coming in!

Diana said...

rebecca-you gotta see the spot right behind my left ear...
melissa-so I should stop popping my eyes out and spinning my head everytime he says it...
mamaof2-not a milestone you want to reach, i hate it!
tues-I need a naughty step. All I have is the htreat of him being in my room alone...
suni-a lot of work is putting it mildly...lol
blonde chick-you just gave me such a headache!!!LOL!