Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Boy who Cried "No"

He says it first thing in the morning, as a request to extract him from his crib, "No? No?"

He says it when he's finished with breakfast, "Noooo. No."

He says it with a smile, when he's doing something he's not supposed to do, like turning on the TV or playing with the computer wires, "No!"

He says it when Danny takes a toy from him, or is playing with a toy he wants, "No. No. No."

He says it when it's time to go down for a nap, but he doesn't want to, "Nnnnnnoooooooo!"

He mumbles it while play with his blocks or little people, "No no no no no no no no no no."

He says it if a toy, book, person, or dog is in his way of crawling/walking, "No no no!

He says it as he hands me a book he'd like me to read to him, "No."

He says it when the dogs bark, "NO!"

He says it all the while his dad is getting him dressed for bed, "NO! No! Nonononononononono!"

I think he's even saying it in his sleep. He says it so often, I'm not sure it's even a real word anymore. And it stopped being cute about 4,000 "nos" ago.


moo said...

See? THIS is why I'm not 100% sad that Grayson doesn't talk yet. ;)

Susanica said...

I wonder if he'd say nyet or nein if he spoke Russian or German? What's that? No? ;-)

Mike said...

Sounds like my wife every night I try to get frisky!


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Unknown said...

An ancient Ninja meditation trick is to concentrate on the meaning and uses of a single word. He is obviously a very astute thinker and potentially training to be a ninja without you realizing it. If you see throwing stars laying around the house or if he mysteriously vanishes, only to reappear suddenly without warning, you may have a little ninja on your hands.

Janet said...

lol repetition gets old REAL fast!