October 10, 2007

No, No, No, Nooooooooooo

Puppy turns two this weekend. Two! In celebration of his age, he has wholeheartedly embraced the concept of "no" in the last week or so. Just in the past twenty-four hours, he has said "no" to:
  • taking off his pajamas
  • putting on his pajamas
  • wearing a coat
  • me carrying his coat
  • me wearing my coat
  • the very presence of a coat in the car
  • eating breakfast
  • eating dinner
  • eating a cookie
  • the fact that it was raining
  • "Is your name [Puppy]?"
  • going upstairs
  • getting into the bath
  • getting out of the bath
  • going to bed
  • having his diaper changed
  • anyone leaving any room at any time
  • wearing shoes that aren't orange
  • being strapped into his car seat
  • wearing shoes in the car
  • reading any book but the truck book
  • T watching a football game
  • me changing my shirt
  • the rabbits sleeping
The fact that saying "no" almost never actually works hasn't slowed him down in the least. Most of the time there wasn't even a question being asked, he just felt like expressing his opinion about the matter at hand. It's a phase, right? A short one?


Anonymous said...

LOL. Nick, who will be 2 NEXT month, is just now starting to "get" yes. Everything, prior to this point, has been no. Even if he meant yes, it was no. It was just a different intonation of the word no. Light, happy no's meant yes. BIG BOLD NO's meant no, of course. He actually said yes when I asked him if he wanted oatmeal today.

I about fell off my chair.

Kids are hilarious.

AJS said...

So much fun! He is getting an opinion...apparently about EVERYTHING! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I could've written the same exact words Jenna did, just Woob developed the NO to everything about 1 1/2 mos ago. No means yes, no, maybe, idontknow, whatever.

Kellyology said...

LOL...two, such a great age!

PCOSMama said...

Oh, I remember those days! Actually, we still get a lot of No's even though she turned 3 in August. But at least she also knows yes.... No is reserved for refusing to do things or just plain being a smarty-pants.

We had some fun with the No phase (really, you have to try or you'll go insane!).... we'd get her on a run of No's, then we'd throw in something like "Do you want some icecream?" and she'd automatically say No, then realize what she did. It was hilarious. Try it out if the No's are really getting to you. But be prepared to serve up the icecream when he realizes what's going on and answers right!

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh this is the funniest thing I've read all week :-)

oh and I'm sorry you're dealing with it... lol.

Anonymous said...

The "No" phase is so funny. It becomes so automatic. I remember Nate automatically saying "NO!" when I asked him if he wanted a cookie and then pausing when he realized what he had said and then saying "YES!!! YES!!" Too funny!!

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