So I want to quickly talk about something that's driving me nuts.
The kids have picked up this phrase, "you're being rude" and they throw it out with wild abandon when:
- we say the word "no"
- we tell them they can't do something
- we tell them they can't wear something
- we raise our voices
Me: Kendra, you can't wear those shoes to the gym (flimsy, slippery, really just pretty things but no good for actual running and climbing, etc.)
Kendra: Mummy! You're being so rude!
D: Connor, we have to fit on your school clothes before you put on your pyjamas.
Connor: NO DADDY! You're so rude.
Somehow this doesn't bother D as much as it does me, but it drives me UP THE WALL.
And then I get "rude" because I will raise my voice.
I tell them "rude" does not equal no or something you don't want to hear. In that case, the whole world is "rude", right?
Do your kids do this?
PS I'm this close to saying if they say that phrase when it's unfounded, I will take a star off their star charts.
PPS Some blurry pics of the kids when I let them sleep in the same bed one night. The hour of giggles before they got separated was worth it to me :)
Thanks to Mandy, I now know where to find the monochrome setting on my Canon!