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i'm getting really worried about my 4 yo *added pic*

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i walked in on him in the bathroom --- he was butt naked.  

"what are you doing?"

"i'm pooping!"

"okay....so why are you naked?"

"I SAID I'M POOPING!!!!"

weird, but whatever.  then we had this little conversation

"i want some orange juice, please"

"oh, shoot, we're out....want apple juice instead?"

"no.  i want orange juice"

"yeah, i got that...but we're out.  there's apple juice, milk or water"

"orange juice"

"son....."

"orange juice"

"we don't have any"

"orange juice"

--that went on for like 5 minutes.  here's the kicker

"hey, go make sure your bedroom is picked up so i can sweep & mop in there"

"which bedroom?"

"the only bedroom you have"

"the one where i sleep?"

please, someone tell me that you have similar conversations with your kids.  

this is my favorite pic of him....how can i argue with that little face?

by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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AuntieM
by Gold Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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My nephew used to strip when he pooped. His uncle convinced him the smell would stick to his clothes if he didn't strip. He's 15 now and I don't know if he still does it.
lancet98
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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None of the conversation sounds to me like anything to worry about.  

Kes1s
by Bronze Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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Lol.  Stop training your kid to lawyer you.  We're not looking for a conversation, we're looking for action.  Shush and do as you are told.

4yo's are realizing the power of words, so they are seeing how far their mouths can get them.  When we get so impressed by what they are saying that we start to change our instructions because something a 4yo said seemed logical, we are teaching them to defy us.

Imagine the same conversations only with a 17yo.

Kid: I'm taking your car

Mom:  No, I need my car to get to work

Kid:  Well I'm going to school.  Give me the keys.



The answer is the same whether they are 4 or 14.  I am not going to teach my kid they can negotiate with the rules I make.


I did this with my oldest and I had to do some serious work to undo it.

Cbreland07
by Ruby Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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All day long!!
spunky946
by Ruby Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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My dd is the same way. Especially with the juice. Drives me nuts.
Siobhan69
by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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 Yes, my ds is 5 and he poops naked all the time. Not terrible when you are at home but he wants to do it in stores, restaurants etc....that's a real pain!

almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM


that may be true...i'm animated and will say things like, "if you ask for orange juice one more time, my brain will start bleeding and ooze out of my ears and then i'm going to have to mop it up.  is that what you want?  you want me to mop up my brain?"

Quoting Tallmomma:

It sounds like he feels comfortable in the bathroom - enough to be naked in there!
Don't worry sounds like he is just having fun including the back-and-forth talking. He may like your reactions to the questions.



Mommyof1_2013
by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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It's just a kid being a kid. I'm still trying to teach my DS (6) that he doesn't have to drop his pants to his ankles to pee lol.
southern.momof2
by Pirate on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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My son is 9 and poops naked.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jul. 2, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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Conversations w mine go somewhat like that as well.

Me: "E, go get your cup off the floor."

E: "Who, me?"

Me: "Yes, I said YOUR name."

E: "Oh. Sissy's cup?

Me: "No, your cup."

E: "Where is it?"

Me: "On the floor, in front of you."

E: Turns around and walks 4 steps away... "This cup?" and picks up a toy

*sigh* I think she does it to irritate me, because half the time, she will giggle at me or is smiling about it the whole time.

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