Monkey | Parenting

When Mom Says No

kids on the stairs

A conversation between the 3 year old Monkey and Me.

Monkey: “Mom, why do you tell me No so much?”

Me: “Because I care about you” (short easy mom answer)

Without missing a beat….

Monkey: ” You sure care about me a lot”


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26 Comments

  1. That is so sweet! And so typical of the things coming from my daughters’ mouths I had to laugh! Thanks for brightening my day.

  2. There is no better affirmation that you are doing a great job than that statement…plus it really warms the heart for the rest of the day.

    1. Dad, by warms your heart.. do you mean has Grandpa laughing his butt off?
      Because, that’s what I think 🙂

      THey keep me grinning, laughing, questioning myself and all of that other fun stuff.

  3. This is such a great pic and a great post. My daughter is 21 months and I say No a lot and feel bad sometimes, so thanks for the tip and making me smile! I love your tweets, facebook and so on…you are awesome!

    C

    1. Awe! You sure do know how to make a girl’s day!
      Thank you, so much! I try to temper the No’s by changing it up: saying Not right now or That’s maybe not the best/safest idea.

      It’s definitely a wake up call when he says stuff like that 🙂 Thankfully, it was said with a sweet concerned smile ;_)

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