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[Comments] (3) Why not to use "don't" commands with children. . .: There we were, in my mother and step father's backyard pool, swimming. It becomes evident that Samuel urgently needs to pee. "Samuel, quick, go pee in the bushes!" I holler. He looks around, but the rough Texas grass isn't very inviting. "Well, pee on the grass, pee on the rocks (there is a nearby rock garden), I don't care, just don't pee in the p---!" Before I say the words, he turns, as if in slow motion, faces the pool, and whips down his pants. The deed is done.

Thank goodness for chlorine!


Comments:

Posted by Renee G. at Tue Jun 06 2006 10:01

I can just picture this! You are always the master of not using "don't" - always the picture perfect person practicing the power of positive parenting (yikes... that's a lot of alliteration)... I'm guessing he would have done this regardless of your comment. I echo your salute to chlorine!!!

Posted by Michelle at Tue Jun 06 2006 13:08

That is classic...too bad you didn't catch it on camera - another Norman Rockwell!

Posted by Kristy at Tue Jun 06 2006 13:14

That is too funny! Why are kids so attracted to those darn "don'ts?"


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