Thursday, June 7, 2012

No! Ages 2,3, and Now

From the time Ari was able to shake his head back and forth he's been saying "no." But upon reflection, I've realized that "No" has meant something different at each age, starting at around two, and now verbally running rampant at four. Each year, "no" has increased with sophistication. Here's how "no" has evolved:

Age 2: No!
Meaning: I just figured out that I can disagree with you! Now I'm going to do it for fun, all the time!

Age 3: No!
Meaning: Don't tell me what to do, even though what you're saying makes perfect sense! I obviously have a better idea!

Age 4: No!
Meaning: Not only do I disagree with you, but I'm going to spend as much time as it takes to get you over to my side. You are clearly mistaken.

Age 32 (Me)
Meaning: I'm right, you're wrong! The end!


  1. Haha, that's so funny. Tahira now tells me, "Mama, don't be bossy!" She tries to tell me what to do all the time and I started telling her not to be bossy, but now she's turned the tables! Parenting is getting quite tricky!

  2. Indeed! NO has become quite VIOLENT lately! It's more like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooOOOOOOOOoooooOOOOOOOO! And that's just me. Nyuck Nyuck.

    Very FUNNY by the way.


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