saying “No”

More often than not, when it comes to a 30 lb. boy with sparkly brown eyes, I have a hard time saying “No.” To be perfectly honest though, I think I may preempt his protests with an automatic cave in…. Take yesterday for example… We had just left an incredible birthday party at Giggles and Hugs. Jonah had his face painted, a balloon blown into a dragon (er, dinosaur?), a big piece of cake, two kinds of ice cream and even a life size bubble blown around his body. To quote his new favorite television show, The Fresh Beat Band, “We had a great day, it was a ...Read More
The lecture in Wacky’s Class today was about using the word “NO.” Wacky said that our babies are entering a stage where they will begin to “test” us and that through repetition, will begin to understand consequences. She said that by saying “no” all the time we’ll sort of stifle their curiosity and exploration and that we should use the word “no” sparingly; it should be saved for 2 or 3 things and instances in your house that are dangerous….like the fireplace, or the stove, or daddy’s gun collection… Wacky said that if you use the word “no” too often, it becomes unimportant and has no meaning and can lead ...Read More