As a mom I am not surprised that I am constantly repeating myself. When was the last time a small, untrained child did something you told them to do the first time you said to do it? Or even a teenager for that matter! I think temporary deafness is a symptom of puberty! Here are the top 5 things I repeat all day long:
1) Take bites please– You try getting a diabetic 2yo to eat when she needs carbs but doesn’t want to eat!
2) No baby/Not right now– I am a firm believer that children need to hear “no” often. The real world rarely says “yes” so learning to accept “no” with a good attitude is a crucial life skill imo.
3)WALK!– Bloody noses are no fun. Neither are busted lips 😦
4)What did I say? I said no! – See #2
5) DOGS!!! >:-O We live with 2 dogs. Enough said.
Mos of these and more are usually accompanied by the silent prayer, “Lord give me strength!”
What are you repeating all day?