My 4 year old son wants everything he sees on TV so the other day when he said “Mom, I want that!” I used my “brain dead skills” and replied, “I know.” He finally stopped asking after 4-5 times of me saying “I know.”
Then Daddy came home from work and my son looked at his daddy and said “Daddy, I want that on TV!”
My husband replied “I know, buddy.”
My son looked at him with wide eyes and said “Daddy, you can’t use the same words Mommy uses!!”
I guess he’s figuring out that limits are getting firm around our house with both Mom and Dad! It felt good to set the limit in a loving way and I didn’t have to hear him whine about it!
Kerry Stutzman, MSW
©2013 Kerry Stutzman, Head & Heart Parents
As author of the easy-to-read “Save Your Sanity” series, Kerry helps parents save their sanity and sense of humor while raising young children with love and laughter.