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Maya's playdate...
Maya is hosting her first playdate here at our house right now.

She was so excited...she mentioned it at 6am when she woke up! The other two girls rode home with her on the bus. We went to the store on the way home to get some popsicles. Maya was so cute, being a good hostess. "You both are my guests so I'll let you pick your popsicles first!" Then she showed them the way back to our place. In the elevator she said, "Ok, who wants to push the button? We have to go to 17." At one point, they were sitting at the dining table eating their popsicles when Maya said, "I'm so glad to have you at my house!"

They ate their popsicles, then played with My Little Ponies, played with Maya's dollhouse, went up on Maya's loft bed. After one of them fell off the bottom step on the way down, the loft bed was off limits. Then they colored and tried to make Nadia leave them alone (poor baby). Then they did puzzles and now they are making a mess with the legos.

Why do some 5-year-olds have such whiney voices? OMG, I'm not sure if I can handle another hour of this child...! Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING she says is whiney! "I wanna play this gaaaammmmeeee!" "I have to go to the baaathrooommm." "When is my Moooommmmmyyyy cooooming?" Not soon enough...


What I'm feeling: annoyed annoyed

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gnotobiotically From: gnotobiotically Date: September 29th, 2005 08:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Consider yourself lucky that your child doens't have the whine voice...

Our two youngest have it and they still have it at 10 + 11 years... Oy! It's enough to make you want to stuck your head in the oven...
slave2three From: slave2three Date: October 3rd, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
yea, its hard to nip the whine in the bud.... As for Benji.. well when he starts that he pretty much stops to exist at that point.. I tell him "i can't understand whiners you have to use a nice voice" It works 95% of the time. And he only resorts to it when I've kept been putting him off while trying to get work done (so its partly my fault at that point anyways).

Something that might work on the five year old would be to say "we don't whine to in this house, if you want do to do something just ask nicely." or look her straight in teh eye and say. "oooh ow ow my ears! whineing really hurts my ears, could you please talk normally? i'm listening to you" .. It might be worth trying next time.... course i'm stil stuck in toddler land... it might not work on 5 year olds :-)

I've notice in stores that the whiniest kids tend to be the ones who's parents just ignore them.....
priyabradfield From: priyabradfield Date: October 4th, 2005 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Tried that already. When I said, "Can you ask me without whining?" all I got was a blank stare. As if I was speaking a foreign language. LOL

Yeah, from what I see, her mother doesn't even acknowledge the whining, she just does whatever it is the child asks. *shudder*
slave2three From: slave2three Date: October 4th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh boy.....The kid probably doesn't even realize there's a difference any more... Oh she'll be a fun teenager! :/
manda_kitty From: manda_kitty Date: September 29th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: laufeifei Date: September 29th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Next time they come over, you should convince her putting duck tape over her mouth makes her a silvery princess.
Or something to that extent.
Whiny voice, oh did you make sure nothing made of glass was broken in your house that day?
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