Monday, February 21, 2011

I forgot about this

Oh my. I forgot about this stage. My sweet little obedient boy's body has been taken over by an independent and defiant alien spirit. It showed up much earlier in the girls, so it caught me by surprise in Felix.

Whenever I ask him to please do something, it's now ", Mom." In a very matter-of-fact voice. He also yells, "NO!" and once in a while busts out with a, "No, never!"

So, to circumvent this brick wall, I try to remember to just ask him to do things instead of request. "Can you close the fridge?" is readily accepted whereas a "Close the fridge, please." is a definite no.

If anyone knows how to get rid of independent alien spirits, I will try it!