So SICK of hearing my own voice!!!!

Tcordukes - posted on 05/08/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )

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Aaaaarrrrrrrhhhhhh, sorry just venting, having a bad night. I am so sick of repeating myself ALL the TIME.... I have high expectations of how my kids behave and I seriously don't think I should have to ask them more then a max of 2 times for them to do or get something. I mean gee whizz how hard is it to get your pj's on, or feed the cat u do it EVERY night...

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Jodi - posted on 05/08/2011

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"@Jodi No kidding, eh? So it doesn't get better? I'm thinking of inventing an app that repeats common commands mothers ask of their children:
"Clean your room. Clean your room. Clean your room."
"Don't pester your sister. Don't pester your sister..."
"Put your shoes on. Put your shoes on..."
"Stop running. Stop running....""

My hubby and I have speculated about an invention that would do that for people......Something that plays over an intercom in the household, so all we have to do is push a button for "NO RUNNING INSIDE" or "PUT THAT THING AWAY AND COME AND DO YOUR CHORES". Record your own mantra here.....

JuLeah - posted on 05/10/2011

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If you ask 3 times, you teach them to ignore you till the 3rd time. If you ask them five times, you teach them to ignore the first 4.
Ask once. Make sure what you expect is what they can do (old enough and know how) then ask once.
So, I say, "Time to get your jammies on"
A few minutes later, my daughter asks me for something and I say, "I asked you to do something"
Some families have chore charts. That wroks, cause you don't need to remind, ask, say ... just point. They say, "Mom can I ...?" and you just point.

Jodi - posted on 05/08/2011

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How old are your kids Tracy? 'Cause based on experience, I'm going to say get used to it :P I still have to repeat myself to my husband, let alone my teenagers!!!!

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Erin - posted on 05/10/2011

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Hehe! I only give my little "angel" to three. It does work like a charm though! lol

Amanda - posted on 05/10/2011

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Sooo glad I'm not the only on on repeat 24/7

My 2 are 3 and 19months and I do the counting thing, I normallly get to 2 and start taking a step towards my son (3) and he will normally stop and do as I have asked. I also ask them where their listening ears are and they stop what they are doing to show me where their ears are. My daughter sucks up, if she's in trouble she stops just before I get really cross with her and will come over and say love you mummy and give me a kiss.

I was in the supermarket one day and Ethan was running around not listening. I give a warning then if they do it a second time theres a consequence, in this case he was strapped into the pushchair. An old lady said to me as some of you ladies have said, it doesn't get easier there will always be something.

Julianne - posted on 05/10/2011

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Oooooh I am right there with you guys! I have a 2 and 7 yr old and they are both equally deaf to my voice... Sooooo trying :-/

Julianne - posted on 05/10/2011

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Oooooh I am right there with you guys! I have a 2 and 7 yr old and they are both equally deaf to my voice... Sooooo trying :-/

Tcordukes - posted on 05/08/2011

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the counting doe snot work for my 2.. lol... the eldest on tries to count at me... lol.... done the no talking, not for my one.. done the "when its time to leave the house for school and your not dressed not my problem, u will go to school in ur pj's..."Doesn't care... ans i have to say THE ATTITUDE from the 6 yr old is killing me whats she going to be like when she is 15..... i'm leaving home, let dad deal with the teenagers. lol...

Stifler's - posted on 05/08/2011

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Me too. I'm sick of hearing myself say "Noo Logan NOOO" because my MIL has left doors open or cupboards unlocked or given him food to run around the house with.

Tah - posted on 05/08/2011

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When I stop talking, things get done, cause they start getting nervous....moms not talking...will I wake up in the stone age because she took all my electronics as sugarplums danced in my head...will there be a note pinned to the computer saying "ha..thought I'd leave this unlocked"....things started getting done...lol

Shannintipton - posted on 05/08/2011

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Laura
You are right because that day will come. Hasnt yet. And he is 8. I get to about three and I get some action. Thanks {:+)

Isobel - posted on 05/08/2011

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If you just keep counting...it will stop IMMEDIATELY when they figure that out...if I were you I would sit down and figure out what you are willing to do when you get to 5 (or in my case 3).

It needs to be swift and memorable so the next time you say "ONE" they don't even let you get to "two".

Shannintipton - posted on 05/08/2011

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@ Jennifer, Also maybe another app? GET THAT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH. {:+)

Shannintipton - posted on 05/08/2011

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ME TOO Jennifer. I do the counting thing and it works like a charm. God forbid I ever get to five, because I honestly wouldnt know what to do. I guess s-i-x, s-e-v-e-n. LOL {:+)

Sneaky - posted on 05/08/2011

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Jodi - 5, 3 and 1 . . . . actually, considering it was the first time I let both the 5 and 3 year old walk through the grocery store at the same time (usually I use a double stroller and have one of them strapped down) I think it went rather well . . . .well, maybe except for all those people that gave me frightened looks as my 'scary mummy' voice got louder and louder. I'm hoping practice will help, but more likely it will just give the kids more opportunities to ignore me :o).

Jenni - posted on 05/08/2011

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With my kids (they're young) I count to 3... it works most of the time.... for now, at least! It's a little less stressful than repeating myself... but I only use it when I'm SERIOUS. So as not to over use it or issue a timeout for every little thing. So yeah.... I end up repeating myself a lot, as well. :/

@Jodi No kidding, eh? So it doesn't get better? I'm thinking of inventing an app that repeats common commands mothers ask of their children:
"Clean your room. Clean your room. Clean your room."
"Don't pester your sister. Don't pester your sister..."
"Put your shoes on. Put your shoes on..."
"Stop running. Stop running...."

:))

Sneaky - posted on 05/08/2011

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lol! Took the kids grocery shopping by myself today (there are three of them). I think I said "hold onto the pram" at least 80 times.

I think they call it 'short attention span' or 'selective hearing'. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

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