My youngest has taken to saying “shut up”. I’m so proud. Not! It’s not just because he has heard it before, but now his motivation is to get a reaction. With a little smirk on the face, and directly looking at me he says, “E____ , will you just shut up.” He is not yelling he justs wants to see how Me and E will react. What a stinker.
The smirk I think is cute however there is saggy feeling that washes through me every time that he says something like this. It really bothers me. Those words are not aloud in my house. I have uttered them in real frustration and desperation and regretted the moment I said them. Now it seems that it has become a part of his regular vernacular. I think I broke him. These are the moments where one feels like they failed.