Saturday, April 29, 2006

Someone please tell me...

Why do kids whine? I am telling you, I cannot stand whining. I know, I know, they all do it, but where do they learn it? Katie is a pretty even going child, but lately all she seems to do is whine. The minute you tell her that she can't have something (like candy right before dinner) she starts up the whine machine and it drives me crazy. I tell her that I don't understand whine, I ask her to start over without whining and she will do these things, but then 2 seconds later, wham...back to whining! Now, I know she probably learned it from her big sister who is a master whiner. Gillian was born whining. I think she may have whined from the womb, but I can't be sure if it was me or her I was hearing at the time. Oh, maybe that is the answer....they learned it from me. Yes, I will freely admit that I whine and probably more than I should. OK...so there is my answer.....they learned whining from me. I guess it's up to me to stop it too huh? Darn!

6 comments:

Kerry said...

We have this problem too. I call it Whinese. It is not spoken in our house and when it starts person must go to their room until they can speak normal again or ignore ignore. Yes it will get worse before it gets better but hang in there.

momtothreeboys said...

I just start whinning right back, they get the idea. I can't stand whine...

littlefeet said...

i tell Pman that if he is going to whine, he can go to his room until he is done...when he is ready to use words, we can try it again...

i usually get a "no thank you" then he moves on...

i just dont think i have to listen to it...

peace...

mommabrown13 said...

You are so right, they learned it from the master. YOU HaHa Love ya MOM

Gandksmom said...

Yep, looks like I will be cracking down in the whine dept! Thank you all for responding...especially my mother who is always happy to point out that her wish of me having to go through what I put her through come true! LOL!

Sonya said...

Yes the whining is awful!

It seems that a favorite response in our house is... "would you like to try that again?"

Then we generally hear a more appropraite voice and request.

Sometimes I am silly with them and whine right back. In the most ridiculous whiny voice I tell them that whining isn't a very pretty sound and we need to use our pretty voices. It always sends them into hysterical laughing because I sound so ridiculous.

If ONLY we could keep it from cropping up again and again and again.