Our word of the week is quite simply 'no'. Probably THE most used word as a Mummy but also I would say the most over used word by my darling son and possibly in our household! If I had £1.00 or even just 50p for every time I used the word 'no' throughout the day I would without a doubt be a billionaire.
When I spend time with Alfie I do try to make our days varied whether it be watching a film together, baking a cake or doing some arts and craft but sometimes trying to convince him to participate resounds in a very stubborn 'no or no mummy'.
The general conversation between myself and Alfie goes a little something like this:
Mummy: 'Alfie can you pick up your toys please?'
Mummy: 'That wasn't really an option, pick up your toys'
Alfie: 'No Mummy!!!'
Mummy: *sigh* 'Alfie will you help Mummy pick up your toys?'
Alfie: 'No Mummy, go away Mummy!!'
I sometimes get bored hearing myself say the word 'no', not only is it one of the most annoying words to hear yourself say, it gets even more annoying and frustrating when clearly the toddler has picked up this particular word from you and knows just how to use it to his advantage and over and over and over again!