Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Just Put Us On The Cover Of Parenting Weekly

LB is in a very stubborn 'NO' phase. Or rather a very stubborn "Net" or "NAY", followed by violent head shaking, phase. I don't know where she picked up "Net" (pronounced like the Russian word for 'no'); maybe we watched too much Olympic television?

The other night Dan and I were growing weary of our questions being met with NAY, so we decided to turn it into a game for us.

A drinking game.

Yeah...

We were having spicy tacos for dinner (LB's were not spicy, obviously) so of course whenever Mexican's on the menu a cold beer is mandatory to wash it down with. Upon being asked if she wanted her milk (NAY) Dan took a sip of beer, and his eyes lit up with an idea.

"Every time she says no, we have to take a drink."

Then I cackled with delight. "Yes! Let's do it!"

"[LB], do you want some ice cream?"

"NAY."

Drink.

"Hey [LB], do you want a puppy?"

"NAAAYYYY."

Drink.

"Do you want some new books?"

[Insert side-to-side head shaking]

Drink.

"Do you want to mommy and daddy to leave you alone?"

"NAY."

Drink.

Oh toddlers. You have to do what you have to do to find the humour, you know? Incidentally we only each drank a bottle of beer.

In other words, it only took about six questions before we switched to water.

I was super hydrated that night.

1 comment:

T said...

I literally laughed out loud when I got to the drinking game part and had to read it to Ben. I can totally see us doing that! Except maybe more than one beer...