Liam’s favorite word lately has been “no.” He says it so often I’m sure people think that’s all he hears at home. It’s not true – sometimes he hears “no, no,” “no, no buddy,” “get out of there,” “stop it you little…” Just kidding. He probably does hear “no” a lot because when he’s doing something that is ok, we don’t say anything, we just let him do it.
It’s funny the way he says “no” too. He doesn’t just say “no” the way adults do, it’s more of a drawn out kind of thing, like he’s added a few extra o’s at the end.
He says “no” more or less anytime we ask him a yes or no question. I never realized how entertaining this could be. Here is an example of a conversation I had with him just the other day.
Me: Hi buddy.
Me: Can I get a hug?
Me: Don’t you like daddy?
Me: Want a spanking instead?
Me: How about a smoochie?
Me: Is no the only thing you ever say?
Me: Have you said yes lately?
Me: Do you like this game?
Sadly, he tires of the game long before I do.
He somehow recognizes the difference between yes/no questions and other types. When I say, “Liam where’s your sock/cup/toy/thing-just-dropped-in-the-dining-room?” He doesn’t answer, he looks around for the requested item and will usually, if he’s in the mood, retrieve it.
In other news, Jen wrote in “her blog”:http://www.aaronjen.org/blog/mom/ for the first time in a year. Yay Jenna! It’s good to have you back.