Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Mind your business couch"(flashback)

My 3 and 9 yr old boys have nose issues. They are the nosiest pair of children I know. Whatever happened to children being seen and not heard. Pullleeease!! They have no problem saying, "what was that", "who said that", "what happened" etc. Mind you, all those questions were never geared towards a convo they were in. My 9yr old is the worst. He will stand over my shoulder while I text, ask "who was that", once I'm off the phone and a ton of other "not your business questions".
One time a guy in the car in front of me was waving at me thru his rear view. Do you know my 9yr old (then 5) said, "mommy why was that man waving at you?" Are you kidding me. I was blown away.
The straw that broke the camels back was when I was trying to have a very discreet convo with my mother and that 9yr old yells from another room, "what?". I look around confused. He says, "mommy who's going there?". I had had enough. I told him to sit on the new "mind your business couch" until he learns to mind his own. It works great!
Taking away play stations and threatening whoopings don't work. But it's something about sitting all alone for no specified time that kids hate! Now all of my nosey kid visitors know the "mind your business couch". Niece and nephew. They actually catch their tongues now. Just be sure to not forget that they are on there like I did my 9yr old for an hour. He missed play time and had to go straight to bed..hahaha
If your child has nose issues, sit them on the "mind your business couch".
I threatened to put my hubby on it for 20 mins but that didn't work.


James Tubman said...

thats funny

Philly's Andrea said...

Girl pls, my son is 4 and he is the worse. I can't say a word around him. He asks a million and one questions about stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with him. And most of the time the questions are so rude, like: mom, are u really getting those ugly shoes? Or, Why does Jayson mom look so sick now, she is too skinny like a pencil...this lady just had gastrobypass. and my favorite " mom, u don't like daddy's girlfriend? she's fat isn't she?" Very rude, but hilarious and he is only four. maybe i will try the couch but he acts as if he doesn't understand what mind your business means.

Tia's Real Talk said...

Hey Andrea!!! Thanks for stopping by. That is tooooooooo funny. Girl they are honest aren't they? They do not mean any harm. My four year old is running off at the mouth to me right now. lol..It's taking me forever to type this!! One day he asked can he drive when he gets taller. I told him he has to be older. He asks "how old"? I told him once he gets 15-16 I'll start to teach him. Some how that lead to a convo about age. We started talking about everyone that was younger than I. He had the nerve to say, "dang mamma, you older than everything!" So of course I got deffensive and had to start telling him what/who I was NOT older than. lol