Thursday, July 24, 2014

Defiance First

An interesting new trend has emerged with the 3-year old.

Almost any time we ask her a question, she immediately answers no. Like she is predisposed to be defiant.


(Tillie struggling to carry a bag)
Me: Tillie you want me to carry that bag for you?
Tillie: NO (very quickly....pause...). Yes.

Me: Tillie do you want to go outside with Mama.
Tillie: NO! Yes.

You get the picture.

It's hilarious because she says no before I think she really has even processed what she is saying no to.  This does two things for me. First, it literally makes me fear the teenage years. Can you even imagine the sass and defiance this girl is going to have?? Second, it gives me a little hope that she won't be as stubborn as me. Because I have to imagine that once i said no to something as a kid, I stuck to it on principle, even thought I may have wished I said yes.....

Time will tell I am sure, but in the meantime we are enjoying this silly little quirk!


Anonymous said...

remember denile is not just a river. I work with a guy you have to ask him at least twice about something because the first answer is always no.
Uncle Todd

Nancy E. said...

The key is to just ask the question the right way! Matilda is growing so fast and is just as adorable, and huggable as always! You can always send her by train or bus to Grandmas! Mom