Join Date: Aug 2006
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We use a lot of those...
"What do you suggest we do to fix it" This is about the only thing I have to repeat w/ DS1 who is 7 yrs old. He is always complaining about the babies. How they cry, or stink, or take up all the time, or how DS1 ruins his stuff, etc. 9 times out of 10 it gets him out of an offensive mode and puts him back into a problem solving mode. And usually I've found a 5 minute conversation about the "problem" is enough to reassure him that he is very much loved.
"Thats Mommy's, lets find a Declan toy" This is our most said phrase to DS3, who is 13 months. Unfortunately I might as well be speaking Klingon b/c no matter how nice I am about it, it launces him into temper tantrums from the darkside.
And my alltime favorite: "Mama like privacy in the bathroom, just as you don't want me standing over you while you are in the bathroom" Believe it or not, DS1 has this down. DH doesn't.