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deird1 ([personal profile] deird1) wrote2016-06-14 01:11 pm
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uses of the word NO

The kidlet now has three different types of "no".

I find it interesting that, ever since the kidlet started saying "no" at all, everyone has assumed that he's yelling "No! I won't do it!" at me. Which he still hasn't done, even at all. What he has been doing is this:

1) "Do you want a biscuit?" "No."

This is a very short, definite no. It's invariably a simple answer to a question of the "do you want..." variety. Very informative. SO helpful when he started doing this - suddenly our interactions involved a lot less guesswork.

2) "Do you have a wet nappy?" "Nooooo..."

Stretched out no - pretty much used as a response to nappy questions or other quests for information. This has been happening for about a month now.

3) "No, you can't play with the knives." "No, no! No, no!"

This is often accompanied by a wail of upset disbelief. The "no!" here isn't him saying no to me - it's him expressing his displeasure that I have said no to him. And it's very cute.
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[personal profile] velvetwhip 2016-06-15 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
Children are unique.

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[personal profile] zeborah 2016-06-15 09:24 am (UTC)(link)

Does 'nooooo' specify a particular answer to the quest for information, or is it all-purpose?
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[personal profile] immer_am_lesen 2016-06-16 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
You haven't yet experienced #4, the "NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!" of rage/ anger/ denial, when child simply refuses to do what it asked of it?
Consider yourself lucky. And look forward to it. :)
How old is he now, btw? I recall hearing stories of other kids throwing 'tantrums', and wondering what on earth the mothers were on child was two years old and never did that. At around 2 1/2 though, it started.... :-/