Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Let The "Why" Games Begin

The endless "why" questions have begun! I knew this was coming and I thought that I would be asked why some things in life happen. Like, "Why did God make the sun," and so on. No, I am constantly asked "why" when I tell my kids to do something.

It goes something like this...

Please pick up your toys.

Time to put on your pajamas.

Lets eat!

Time to go inside.

Let's brush your teeth.

I understand that they are probably just wanting an explanation. But WHY do I have to give them one for each little thing that I say ALL day long? So for now, I'm using the old classic, "Because I said so!"



John Rosemond, the parenting expert, that Ben and I are big advocates of...strongly believes in that very phrase. He believes that kids don't "deserve" an explanation for anything and everything. Kids should do things because their parents say to...end of discussion. Yours are just at the questioning age...not trying to be disrespectful. I'm sure I will start using that phrase one day before too long, too. :)

Corey & Alisha said...

It is the dreaded stage that all parents must experience I guess. I am hoping that Will won't learn that word for a while. Interesting info from Anna. I've got to get that book!

TARA said...

I was unaware there are any other techniques?? Aren't us moms and future moms born with the "BECAUSE I SAID SO" gene??

Jason said...

When they ask me why they have to do something, I usually just say, "Because Mommy said so."

Just kidding.