Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Excuses Excuses

While sitting in time out recently Dawson has come up with some excuses to get out. He sits down in his time out spot and after about one second starts saying “ca ca” which means that he is either going pee or poop and must sit on the potty. I will admit I have fallen for this trick and let him sit on the potty only to have nothing come out. After which he just got off and started playing (so much for that time out). So after learning my lesson I just tell him “no ca ca”. After that doesn’t work he points to a part of his body and says “ouchie” and tries to get up and show it to me. I tell him no ouchie and to sit on his bum. He will then start over, pointing to his diaper saying “ca ca” when that doesn’t work AGAIN he finds another part of his body with an imaginary ouchie. This goes on the entire time out, you would think with all his planning his time outs are lasting forever. No they are one measly minute! He cannot sit for 60 seconds without trying to get out of time out. After the minute is up and he is free to leave time out, all of a sudden the urge to use the potty has gone and the ouchies have disappeared, imagine that. I must say that I was impressed at how fast he came up with these excuses. Lately I have noticed that he has set some toys down by the time out spot just in case he is sent there, but I am not falling for his tricks anymore :)

4 comments:

The Blackhams said...

Haha, I love it! He makes me laugh!

Mark and Linda Shattuck said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! I remember how Spencer would do the same thing (but different excuses). We used to call him the "negotiator". Excuses, excuses, and trust me....they get more creative as they get older! LOL Aimee, you're too cute!

Robinson Family said...

So funny!! The little stinkers sure do learn fast. He is just way too cute.

Jen said...

That is one of the funniest things I have ever heard! I can just picture him saying those things! Don't you wonder where he cam up with the idea to do that? They are so smart! Keep up the good work with him, it's good for him to know who's boss!