Thursday, October 14, 2010

Where are we going?

Yesterday, I asked GL to put on  a clean shirt. "Where are we going?" he asked.
That's his automatic response to any of the things that should be done at some point every day, but must be done before we leave the house:

"Go get in the bathtub."
"Where are we going?"
"Let's wash that peanut butter off your face."
"Where are we going?"
"Put on some deodorant."
"Where are we going?"
"Did you put on clean underwear?"
"Where are we going?"
"Let me comb your hair."
"Where are we going?"
"Your teeth need brushed."
"Where are we going?"
"Put on your shoes and socks."
"Where are we going?"

Yes, I answer his question the first time. If we are going somewhere, I tell him  where. If not, I just explain that these things need to be done every day, whether we're going anywhere or not. But, as I run down the checklist, with every item, he asks, "Where are we going?"

2 Comments:

Blogger specialneedshomeschool said...

I can so relate to this. My son says 'why?' to everything. He really wants to know where we are going. lol I have 2 boys, both on the spectrum. I enjoyed visiting here! It's rare to find others that can relate and see the beauty in our children. :)
~Jen B
PS. LOVE your lego family!

October 14, 2010 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Arby said...

Yep. My kids do the same thing. "Have you inhaled today?" "Why? Where are we going?" "Nowhere. It's just that breathing is nice." "If we aren't going anywhere, do I have to do it?"

- or -
(and I love this one)

"Please pick up your dirty socks and put them in the laundry." "Why? Is someone coming over?"

Grrrr.

October 14, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

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