Sunday, January 15, 2012

Because I Said So

Did you know that as a parent that is on the list of things you
are NOT supposed to say to your children?

Quit your crying or I'll give you something to cry about didn't make it.
I guess that one is just OK to say.

or psychiatrists
or idiots without children say it will ruin a child's autonomy to answer a question this way.

They can't have children or they would know
that as a parents there comes a time that you just do it.

It happens when your kid gets to about the age of 3.
The age of the "Why?"

No matter what you answer
they will come back with "why?".

After a while you just run out of answers
Or you get sick of the whys
So you just say " Because I said so".

But, the kid can't just let it go.
They have to get another "why" in there.
Than you really have to crush their growing 3 year old spirit and tell them " Because I said so and that is all there is to it."
And after that, "That's enough!"

I wonder who comes up with this crap?
I stand behind my idiots without children assertion.


  1. You are absolutely right, Ruth. Because I said so. ;)

  2. I well remember the first time I said that to my daughter. I had promised myself to not do that because I hated it when my parents said, "Because I said so." However, you are exactly right. Kids will never freaking stop asking "Why?" if you don't say it.

    I was also told to stop crying or my father would give me something to cry about. Well, I let my kids cry if they felt like it. Sometimes you need a good cry. :)

    1. I was told to quit crying or I'd get something to cry about so many times. Usually from Mom but sometimes Dad. And I even got something to cry about :(. To this day, I can't stand that phrase. You are so right, sometimes they just need to cry.

  3. So I'm a terrible mommy then. Good lord.


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