Any other parents do this?

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  1. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    A friend busted my chops the other day over something I do that I just assumed all parents do:

    When I make a "request" of my kids, and they don't respond, I say the response I'm expecting with a question mark at the end.

    For example, I just reminded Kira that she'll soon have to get ready for her reading tutor.

    She didn't say anything. (She's on the other computer a few feet away.)

    So I responded to her silence with "Yes mom???" To which she replied "yes, mom."

    I do it all the time, with "yes, mom??" probably being the most common phrase I use.

    Anyone else??
     
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  3. Iowa_Teacher

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    I don't have kids, but I will sometimes do something similar with my students if they grumble over something I've asked them to do :)

    Me: Okay, get out your books and turn to page 112.
    Class: *grumble*
    Me: Is that, "Yes, Miss Iowa_Teacher?"

    Or something to that effect.
     
  4. dizzykates

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    I would say that's normal...I do it too!
    Me: "You're welcome!" Them: "Oh, yeah. thanks!"

    Me: Could you _______? (No response) Me: Sure! I'd love to, thanks so much for asking!!

    That usually get's a response from DH at least.

    I think your approach is much less sarcastic than mine is. I don't see anything wrong with it. What was your friend's beef with it?
     
  5. scienceteach82

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    My mom does that...lol

    I'll probably do it when the girls are older.
     
  6. MuggleBug

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    I do that to my husband. lol
     
  7. MrsC

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    I do it.
     
  8. DizneeTeachR

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    I do.
    Wow Mom thanks for getting that for me. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

    If we are going to play it up it should really benefit us!!! LOL!!!

    I do it with my hubby as well. Sometimes being more "playful" though!!!
     
  9. TeacherShelly

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    I do this, too.
     
  10. mmswm

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    I do this to.


    Sometimes, I even go on these long monologues about how wonderful I am.

    Like, when I ask them to do something, like clean their rooms. If there's no response, I'll say something like "Yes, mom, Of course, mom, I would LOVE to clean my room, since you're the most wonderful mother in the world, and I can't think of anything I'd rather do than to clean my room so you are happy!" All of this, of course, is said in a rather melodramatic fashion.

    They laugh, I laugh, the room gets cleaned.
     
  11. Marci07

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    :lol::lol:

    I don't this that often but I've done it before.
     
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    YUP! In fact, most of the phrases mentioned are things I say.
     
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    This is me! When my children were younger, they got so tired of my monologues that they just started doing the monologue for me. What a hoot!
     
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    I did this today in fact, with my students.
     
  15. Irishdave

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    It is a parents duty to do it
    if you do not they will become self-centered ego-trons
    My DIL does it to all of us my son, my granddaughter AND me
    Can you imagine someone talking to wonderful me like that?
     
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    :lol: I do it too!
     
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    I do it at home and at school. Irish Dave, I can't "imagine" having to do that to you..... :)
     
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    My mom did it to me (rarely, since I was taught that it's RUDE to ignore someone, especially your mother!), and I do it with my students. When I have children, I'm sure I'd do the same thing.

    Alice, I'm curious, what was your friend's reaction?
     
  19. smalltowngal

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    I do this too!
     
  20. DizneeTeachR

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    When did I turn into my mom?!?! Man I hate when that happens.
    I remember driving my 2-3 yr old neighbor somewhere & said "Do you want me to pull over?" Mind you I was bout 17 or 18!!! LOL!!!

    Now I do it with our lil ones!!! UGH!!!! Darn "Mother's Curse!" LOL!!!
     
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    I do this to my students and to my BF. lol. He is not verbally expressive at all, which I know and have come to accept, but sometimes when I don't get the response I want, I just say it myself...

    Me: "Do you like this dress?"
    Him: "mmhmm"
    Me: "Wow, silver, you look fantastic. You are the hottest girlfriend ever."
     
  22. Ms. I

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    Neither of my parents ever did that w/ me & I've never done that w/ students or anyone else. It's not our style to do so.
     
  23. msmullenjr

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    Yes, I do that at home (not often because they rarely need the reminder anymore) and in the classroom. I also do the over dramatic monologue, pausing for the required repetition.

    Me: Does that make sense?
    Class: Silent stares
    Me: Yes Ms Mullen Jr
    Class: Yes MS Mullen Jr
    Me: Because you explain everything so well Ms Mullen Jr
    Class: Because you explain everything so well Ms Mullen Jr
    Me: I sure am lucky to have you as a teacher Ms Mullen Jr
    Class: I sure am lucky to have you as a teacher Ms Mullen jr
    Me: I will likely answer you next time you speak Ms Mullenjr
    Class: (filled with giggle) I will likely answer you next time you speak Ms Mullenjr.
     
  24. kimrandy1

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    I do exactly this. It amuses me that I am not alone!
     
  25. bonneb

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    I insist on a response when I address children. Otherwise they are being trained to 1) be rude and 2) not listen. If they know nothing is going to happen if they ignore you, and that you will either ignore them back or keep asking, why would they interrupt themselves???

    With my students, I train them to say "Yes M'am" or "Yes, Ms. B."
    If I give a student a direction, even if he begins to follow the direction, I remind him "Yes M'am." They need to acknowledge an adult has addressed them.

    I don't know why your friend was so bothered! This is how you raise polite children. Ms I, I have a feeling you were a good kid who followed your parents' directions and didn't have to be reminded to be polite!
     

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