Thursday, April 8, 2010

Guess who's back?

I’ve been very busy. Too busy to share my antics lately, but I’ve stopped long enough to give out some handy tidbits of wisdom.

I did it. I have successfully worn down the Grown Ups to sheer exhaustion. It wasn’t easy, and at first only started out as an experiment. It all started when I learned how to say some magical words: 


As in, I WANT brownie, I WANT more brownie, I WANT to watch Space Ghost.

At first, they were so delighted that I was actually speaking a full sentence that included a noun AND a verb, they answered each and every request with a smile. Of course, once I saw the power of I WANT, the world became mine, and they have been reduced to weak, tired souls.

And now, you too can have Grown Ups that have been so beaten down they become simple servants. Try saying the following sentences within 15 minutes, every day, for two weeks straight:

I WANT a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I WANT Cheerios.
I WANT Cheerios in a bag.
I WANT yogurt.
I WANT crackers.
I WANT milk.
I WANT to go outside.
I WANT to go upstairs.
I WANT to go downstairs.

After each request has been filled, wait until they bring it to you and then demand the next one. It’s a whole lot of fun to mix these up with a few of the NO techniques. For example, try I WANT Cheerios. After they bring them to you, say I WANT Cheerios in a bag. If they try to deny your request (and they might) repeat the request three times ending in a tossing of the Cheerios on the floor. Then stomp away.

Trust me. This will work. And soon you will have some zombie Grown Ups who have suddenly upped their daily caffeine intake just to keep up with you.

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  1. Happy Friday Follow I'm your newest follower

  2. Happy Friday Follow! I'm you're latest follower!
    I host giveaways for women and their families on my blog. Mainly for women - i love jewelry and beauty products and cute kids clothes.

    My daughter is 2.5 now and talking really well, but the "I WANT" that I am working on is teaching her to say "PLEASE MAY I HAVE a ___" I hear "i want this, or I need this" too often.

  3. I'm coming in from Friday follow and intend to follow you!

    Aimee @ Our Life- From Scratch

  4. Great blog! Have a toddler of my own. Actually two come to think! Is a one year old a toddler? He eats Cheerios! I think the definition of a toddler is you eat Cheerios off the floor! Anyway. Happy Friday Follow! New follower.

  5. ...following you now...I also have a toddler (and three other kids who are 17, 19 and 21). Whooo hoooo... :0)

  6. I'm hopping over from Follow Me Friday and so glad I did, I'm now a new follower since I like what I'm reading/finding here on your great blog. I'd love for you to stop by and meet me and have you as a follower as well. I hope you have a great Friday and gain a lot of new followers. I will for sure be back. is my blog and my FF post is here at

  7. Happy Friday Follow :) That is hilarious :) And so true...I guess my youngest has been secretly reading your blog LOL

  8. Hi..I’m Barb from Fri. Follow. I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.
    Also I'm having a Link Party Monday April 12th called "My Creative Space" @ Santa's Gift Shoppe Year Round..Would love you to join in.

  9. Happy Friday! I'm Your newest Follower! Visit me at and sign up for my newest giveaway!

  10. I'm your newest follower from FF. Can't wait to read more, stop by my blog sometime! Happy FF!


  11. Following you from FMF. Hope you'll come follow me back! :)

  12. Following from FMF! Have a great weekend and hope you follow me back:)

  13. Such a cute blog! I am your newest follower via FF. Hope you followme back!

  14. Stopping in from Friday Follow.
    Toddler word of the day...ahtside (aka outside) which is awesome if it wasn't a torrential downpour and FREEZING today. Cups of coffee today...five. Naptime=0 minutes.
    Needless to say this blog is like reading my life! Glad to see I'm not alone:) Looking forward to reading more!


  15. My toddler (#3) is almomst 2.5 and the worst thing he curently says is "MINE!!!"
    Unfortunately, I have no idea what to do...the 1st two never said it. However, I do know that this phase will pass (soon, please!)
    Thanks for sharing today!

  16. Hi there..following you from Friday Follow! I hope you will follow me back!

  17. Hmmmm- has my 21 month old been reading your blog dear Toddler? Well if he hasn't been, I'm sure after reading your informative "want" post, he will WANT to now!!!!!!