Everytime I ask difficult child...

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by flutterbee, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    ...to do something around the house, she always complains that she has a headache, or her legs hurt or something.

    So, I think I'm going to have to change my approach. I'm going to first offer her advil, then she was asks why and says her head doesn't hurt, I'm going to say, "Good. Empty the dishwasher."

  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Or maybe "How ya feelin', hon?" LOL!
  3. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Oh how I miss calling up those cute little smiley guys rolling on the floor laughing. (Can't figure it out using the right clicker instead of the left)

    Now that is what I call parenting! Great idea!
  4. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Well, I can't call it my own idea. Remember Andrew Dice Clay...the crass comedian from the 80's? He had a similar bit only it didn't involve children or cleaning. Ahem.

    difficult child has been coming to me all evening saying she's bored. When I asked her to empty the dishwasher, she flopped onto the chair and said her head hurts. And I instantly thought of that bit by Clay.

    Adrianne - You can get those emoticons without clicking. They have code.

    Just type : rofl : (without the spaces) and you get :rofl:

    or : hammer : (without the spaces) and you get :hammer:

    or : devil : :devil:

    When you look at the emoticons, the text next to them is what you type in to get them.
  5. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    :rofl: Did that work? I hope so!

    I think I made my way to the "ahem" when I thought, we can use that on our husband's to get them to do work around the house. Then I thought what if they use it on us? "Ahem"

    :rofl: :hammer:
  6. crazymama30

    crazymama30 Active Member

    OOh, good idea. easy child does that, what a good way to combat it.
  7. ML

    ML Guest

    I love that idea!!
  8. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    You are either gonna end up with the sickest kid on the planet or a lot will be done at your place. :rofl:
  9. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Heather, what a truly wonderful idea.

    Adrianne, tell husband housework is a known aphrodisiac...see if that helps.
  10. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Heather, that is FUNNY!
  11. Mom2oddson

    Mom2oddson Active Member

    I like your idea. I had a different approach. Mine was meaner. "Oh, you better get to bed. The best way to cure a headache/leg pains is sleep. Good-night. I love you." For some reason the thought of going to bed at 3 in the afternoon cured the headache.