Saturday, November 7, 2009

Karma's a Bitch

If you have children, you probably know about "the look". You know, the one that people give you when your child screeches in a store or a restaurant for no apparent reason? I'm ashamed to say that I was that person. I couldn't figure out for the life of me why people "allowed" their children to do that and I judged them for it.

Well, now I'm on the other side of that fence. When my son decides he's unhappy about something, he screams about it. Same deal when he's hungry, bored, tired, or excited. Most things in his life seem to warrant high-pitched vocalizations. And there really isn't anything I can do about it because he seems to take every reaction I have as some type of reinforcement.

So, yeah. I feel like I owe every parent I ever gave that look to an apology. Hopefully they can take some comfort in the fact that I will be listening to my own child scream for a while since it doesn't appear that he has the slightest interest in ever using words (or even signs) to communicate his needs.

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