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The "i dont know" excuse

so is anyone out there just completely sick of this excuse, i know i am. are there any tricks to get it to stop?

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wifey000175554

Asked by wifey000175554 at 11:39 PM on Jun. 5, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • every time someone says it ask "you dont know or you dont care? cuz they seem to mean the same thing to me" everytime my boyfriend says "sure" i say "its a yes or no answer, no 'sures' allowed
    Hopeful44

    Answer by Hopeful44 at 11:43 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • I'm sick of it too. But maybe they are on to something. I think I might use it tomorrow and see what happens lol
    myownhappiness

    Answer by myownhappiness at 11:49 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • Yep, and also his twin brother "it wasn't me"---- I hear that one often too!
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 11:55 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • i answer my kids questrions with that same answer and when they get frustrated with it i ask them "Annoying isn't it?" it seems to work most of the time.
    amberpaiz

    Answer by amberpaiz at 12:10 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • It does get old.
    heathermichelle

    Answer by heathermichelle at 12:16 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Ugh it drives me BONKERS.
    Samanthamommy

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 1:12 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I tell them that they obviously know why the did what they did and if they are not willing to tell, then they sit in time out until they are ready.
    MamaSunshyne

    Answer by MamaSunshyne at 5:01 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • i don't know, lol.
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 5:55 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • It is irritating, but I think a lot of the time, it is the truth - they have absolutely no idea why they did what they did, because they're kids and they act on impulse.

    The only way to get it to stop is teaching them to think before they act, and that takes growing up.
    sweetpotato418

    Answer by sweetpotato418 at 7:46 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I hate those words!!
    MommaSiete

    Answer by MommaSiete at 8:18 AM on Jun. 6, 2011

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