Do hear "Mommy" or "Daddy" when they want something?

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
March 19, 2007 5:29am CST
It cracks me up how my girls using those words when they want something they aren't sure they are going to get. I swear when I hear Mommy I want to duck and run because I know it is going to cost me money. This weekend the girls wanted to go to the city and sure enough all we heard for 4 hours was "Mommy" "Daddy". They both ended up with new shoes, new jeans, a couple of movies and mechanical pencils. I was tired so it didn't take much to get me to get them what they wanted as long as we didn't have to stay too long in the store. Now with that said we were already planning on getting them these things but it is just funny how they instantly think they have to go into that mode when they want something.
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• Singapore
19 Mar 07
We call it the children whining mode. LOL :P It's like that, when I was younger and want things from my parents, I would whine like that too. Mummy... Daddy... hahaha. I think they like it and I don't mind cuddling to them to get things I want. Don't get me wrong though - it is not a transaction. It is just part of relationship and bonding.
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• Singapore
19 Apr 07
Thanks for best response. ^^
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Isn't it funny how they do that?All day long I hear 'mom''dad'!,from my 9,11 and 16 year old but the minute they wnt something it's 'mommy/daddy'?I guess they know how to get to us when they need to
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@AmbiePam (49056)
• United States
20 Apr 07
Oh, no! I used to do that when I was a child. LOL Although, I never said 'mommy' when I wanted something. My mom is a sweet, loving woman, but you couldn't use the 'mommy' tag and get something you wanted. But you COULD pull the 'daddy' thing and go further than you could with my mom. Of course, even then he would most often say no, but if we wanted something we went to my dad. He wasn't home a lot due to work, so I think it made him softer when it came to things like that. : )
• United States
19 Mar 07
I always here mommy my children are young so it doesn't always cost me unless we are actually out of the house then its "mommy can we have mcdonald's" My oldest always goes i want a hamburger, chicken, french fries, soda. lol