Friday, January 23, 2009

because i said so

It's true... I've become that mom.

Punkin: I don't want to wear a coat.
Me: You have to - it's cold outside.
P: Why?
M: Because it's winter.
P: Why?
M: Because that's the way the world works.
P: Why?
M: Because God made it that way.
P: Why?
M: Because I said so.

Who knew that was more powerful than God? Only it wasn't, because it's not like the next response wasn't once again, "Why?". But that's when I changed the subject...

So, is it wrong that I think if I start saying, "Because I said so." now while Punkin's 2, that he'll get used to it and start thinking that it's an acceptable response? Yeah, I didn't think so...


ems said...

Oh, he'll think it's acceptable. He doesn't really know any better. Until one day he will. And then you'll have to say things like "That's final, young man." and "While you're living under my roof, you live by my rules." Fun times.

punkinmama said...

Yeah, so yesterday, I asked Punkin, "Why?" to something and he said, "Because I said so." This isn't working how it's supposed to...

Nicole Feliciano said...

Great post. Short, witty and sums up a parenting moment we've all had. Thanks!

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