In my attempt to simplify, straighten up and Spring Clean, I came across a list of words and phrases that Holden said about a year ago:
“I did it!” (buckling carseat)
“Manny!” (Handy Manny)
“Rar Rar” (car – my personal fave)
“Brush” (brush teeth)
Now, a little over a year later, it’s simply “Because…” or “Because…because”.
He talks up a storm, but anytime we ask him to do something he doesn’t want to do (which is quite often) it’s just, “Because……because” and sometimes it’s “Because….I don’t want to!”
Some of his other favorites right now:
“Sorry ’bout that!” or “Never mind.”
The “Because” thing gets old quick since he says it literally hundreds of times per day, but it really is quite cute.
Wish I could get away with just saying “Because” sometimes…
Jay: “Why did you go on this big shopping spree?”
“Mommy, why can’t we go to McDonald’s and get a Happy Meal?”
Life would be so easy if we could just opt out of an explanation or awkward moment and just say,
And something that Elliott has been doing lately…
“When I have a daughter and a son, I am going to let them get their OWN Happy Meal and Old McDonald’s.”
Oh, and I recently caught myself repeating one of those phrases that my parents used and I hated when I was a kid…
“Because I said so!”
Seriously, this one I have to agree with.
Mom & Dad, now I understand where you were coming from here!
Ahhh, the things we learn as parents.
Have a fabulous Wednesday!
Because I’m the parent and I said so!
~ XOXO ~