Jul 242012

“How are we supposed to talk, kiddo?”

“Nicely,” she replies.

“That means we don’t whine. We use our big girl voices.”

16.97 seconds later

“Would you like a do-over or do you need a break to remember how to talk nicely?”

“A do-over.”

“Okay, try saying it again nicely.”




This is gonna pay off, right?

Do you find yourself feeling like a broken record lately? If so, about what?

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  8 Responses to “A Broken Record”

  1. Oh my word!! We are having this exact problem with Claire who is almost 2 1/2. Everything comes out SO whiney its driving me crazy. One day it WILL pay off, and we won’t have whiney 5yr olds – at least that’s what I keep telling myself. Nice to know I’m not alone.

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog by the way!

  2. Lately?? Try the last 12 years! ;) – uh, regarding everything! They KNOW, they just love to hear our voices that. much. Year. After. Year.

  3. My 19-month old has taken to whining and whimpering when she wants something. She knows plenty of words and can point. I try to pause and say “ask for what you want?” But when I’m exhausted, and she starts in, I just start lobbing toys and food and hugs at her. We are a work in progress for sure.

  4. [...] Patience. Lots of patience. [...]

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