Monday, July 14, 2008

When You're Two, There's No Such Thing as a Rhetorical Question

"Little Man, I need you to stop jumping on the couch."

Cut to toddler jumping up and down on the couch, just asking to fall off and bash his skull against the coffee table.

"OK, seriously, how many times am I going to have to tell you to stop jumping on the couch before I put you in time alone?

- Three times!"

Well, at least now I know that when my requests are being ignored, I'm only two requests away from winning the argument.

And for the record? This marks my 700th post. How freaking crazy is that?




Marmarbug said...

Well at least you got your answer! And 700 posts! Holy crap. I am barely at 100. I is oh so very behind.

Morgan said...

700 POST!?! Wow! You go, girl. :)

Julie said...

Only 3 times? Wow, lucky you, the magic number seems to be 5 around here.

You are a posting mad woman! : )

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 700 posts. I haven't read them all but I've enjoyed the ones I have. And I agree with Julie, at least it's not five. Margie

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Only three? How the hell did you manage that? I have to go with at least 30. Maybe 40.

Congrats on your 700th post! Maybe I'll have to dig through all the ones I missed and find your secret to getting a kid to stop something on the third try. said...

That's so Austin Powers of him. Do you remember the Mufasa character who had to be asked three times?

What're you kiddos doing either tomorrow or Thurs? Interested in steak at my house with boy play time?

How the hell do you have 700 things to say? Oh, I forget. You are you. :)

Stephani said...

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Susan said...

Congratulations on 700 posts and no split skulls! Yet...

the planet of janet said...

oh yes, 3 IS the magic number. my suggestion is you say everything 3 times the FIRST time. like: stop jumping on the couch stop jumping on the couch stop jumping on the couch.

there's more than one way to outsmart a toddler!

Kathryn said...

HAHA!! That sounds like my boys.

700?? That is crazy! Congrats!

K-Mom said...

700 comments...may I admire you?

I've been reading your blog for awhile. Funny stuff!

Sandi said...

You only have to say it 3 times??? GOD, that's so unfair!!! Three is a GOOD day for Captain Stinky. Let's hear it for the two yr olds!

I'm a Mom!..? said...

Happy 700!

Were we that smart at his age?

Lynda said...

Little Man is a hoot! Congrats on the 700th post :-)

justmylife said...

700 post! WOW!!!

Love that Little Man, he is a hoot and a half!

Stefanie said...

That is a lot of posts!! Wow, congrats.

Elby's favorite joke, by the way, is Knock knock, who's there, boo, boo hoo, why are you crying?

She laughs and laughs and then tells it 200 more times. it's getting old.

Jordan said...

Congratulations on all the posting. Not to be a creep, but while procrastinating for final exams, I may have read all of them... yipes.

And at least your Little Man is a man who knows his own mind!

Colleen said...

heh! three is good for us, too...and mine is 4.

congrats on your 700th post! wow!

Anonymous said...

... you asked the question...!!

(wow - 700!!!)

Rachel said...

Holy shit! It would probably take me 4 more years to make 700 posts!!!