This sentence rings oh so true for us at the minute. I can never take my sons "No's" as gospel because 99.9% of the time they mean "Yes!" And, usually my son looks at me as if he is saying "Like you didn't know that Mom?" Well, sorry Mr Moose. But, your Momma (as much as she tried) isn't always a mind reader. Here let me give you some examples of my sons confusing 'Yes and No' answers.
- "Montgomery, would you like an apple?" - "NO!" (Holding out his hand in the hope of getting the apple.)
- "Montgomery, have you got your shoes on?" - "NO!" (Pointing at his shoes that are upon his feet with a smile on his face.)
- "Montgomery, have you got a worm in your pocket?" - "NO!" (Popping his hand in his pocket to remove the worm that has been kept hostage in there.)
- "Montgomery, would you like a biscuit?" - "NO!" (Crying when you put the biscuit tin back because really he does want one.")
The lost goes on and on and on. I guess, for now Mommy just needs to understand that Yes means no and no means NO!