Ari is still hosting for January. Her topic is:
Topic for Jan. 24: What is the most beautiful sound in the whole world? Once you’ve told us that, give us the flip side, too: What is the sound you dislike the most?
Well, not surprisingly, they both have to do with my daughter. The best sound is her saying “I love you mommy, mommy”, you can tell she has a huge smile on her face, even if you’re not looking at her.
The sound that I dislike the most is her whining for food. She is literally never satiated. I feed her all day long, and she is still not happy. She whiiiiiiiiiines. First there’s the correcting her for whining. Then there’s the figuring out what she really wants. The frustration. I just know it’s going to be bad.
I wish there was a lot more ‘I love you’ and a lot less ‘whine’ around my house!
Don’t like whining either… My boy goes to his room when he does that. He learned pretty quickly that whining is NOT the way to get what he wants!
How long before your daughter realizes that you respond more positively to “I love you, mommys”? Maybe she’s like we adults–she whines for food when putting off doing something that she doesn’t want to do or when bored?
I used to have a sign up in my home that said, “Thou shalt not whine.” Nobody ever looked at it.
You are so right whining is not a pleasant sound, and I think the older the child (adult) the less pleasant the sound. I hope that your day is filled with lots of “I love you, Mommy,” statement and no whining.
Well I would like to tell you it gets better, but the whining generally stays with them clear through Middle School (I can vouch for that). At least when they get a little older they can communicate a little better so it doesn’t seem as bad.
I had a phrase I used with my whining kids – at least until the day my 3 year old told my mother “Bitch if you want, but don’t whine”. Yep, she washed my mouth out with soap for saying such a thing in front of the kids…lol.