Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Okay.

Staley used to say 'yes.'

Me:  "Do you want to go outside?"
Staley:  "Yes."

Me: "Do you want to have some crackers?"
Staley:  "Yes."

Then she started to make her own requests.

Staley:  "Yellow bear."
Me: "You want yellow bear?"
Staley:  "Yes."
Me:  "Okay.  I'll get you yellow bear."

Staley:  "Cow movie."
Me:  "You want to watch your cow movie?"
Staley:  "Yes."
Me:  "Okay.  We'll put on your cow movie."

Finally, she realized that after she said 'yes' to something, we usually answered with 'okay.'  Staley decided to streamline the process.  She dropped the 'yes' and started using 'okay.'

Staley:  "Go beach."
Me:  "You want to go to the beach?"
Staley:  "Okay."

Staley:  "Eat blackberries."
Me:  "You want to eat some blackberries?
Staley:  "Okay."

My favorite part is that she says 'okay' as if it was my idea in the first place.  As in, "Okay, sure.  Blackberries sound good.  Glad you thought of it."  Or "The beach?  Good idea, mom.  Sure, I'll go with you."

Let's see if you've caught on.

You:  "See picture."
Me:  "You want to see a picture?"
And your response????

Okay.

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