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freakyfemme

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The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« on: March 22, 2007, 11:11:41 PM »
Hey all,

We all know, or have at least heard stories, of parents who believe that saying "no" is damaging to their child's precious self-esteem, so when they *have* to say no, they find a way to phrase it as "yes."  So, that's what this game is all about.  One person acts as the "child," and makes a request that a parent would more than likely say no to (For example, "Can I have a cookie?"), and the next person will then respond as the parent, with a "yes" answer that's really "no."  (For example, "Yes, after dinner.")  The object is to come up with the most outlandish requests ever, and the craziest, funniest responses as well.  I'll start:

Can I ride my Big Wheel on the roof?

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 11:16:41 PM »
Yes, as soon as Mommy and Daddy can get their health insurance to cover that.

(My gut instinct was to reply "Yes, when pigs fly!")  ;)

Can I play in traffic?

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 11:18:04 PM »
As soon as I have a chance to call the local traffic council and have the street closed off to all vehicles you can.

Can I skip school today?

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 11:19:21 PM »
Yes, as soon as you finish building the half-pipe you started up there.

Can you take me to [insert big-box store] so i can rapel from the shelves?


modified: oops! posted too slowly!
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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007, 11:34:18 PM »
Yes, as soon as you finish building the half-pipe you started up there.

Can you take me to [insert big-box store] so i can rapel from the shelves?


modified: oops! posted too slowly!

Yes, as long as Al the manager says it's okay.

Can I practice my cheerleading routine in the "silent study" section of the library?

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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2007, 11:51:01 PM »


Can I practice my cheerleading routine in the "silent study" section of the library?

But of course, dear, as soon as i am done fastening bells to your shoes & pom-poms...don't forget new batteries for your megaphone.


Can i put the tv in the bathtub so i can hear what it sounds like under water?
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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2007, 11:55:24 PM »


Can I practice my cheerleading routine in the "silent study" section of the library?

But of course, dear, as soon as i am done fastening bells to your shoes & pom-poms...don't forget new batteries for your megaphone.


Can i put the tv in the bathtub so i can hear what it sounds like under water?

Of course dear, just let me run a nice one bubble bath for you....

Can I have ice creamand candy for dinner??

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2007, 02:10:52 AM »
Can I have ice creamand candy for dinner??

Yes, if I get a new Jeep Wrangler to drive you to the store for it.

Can I have a tarantula?

freakyfemme

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2007, 10:10:42 AM »
Can I have ice creamand candy for dinner??

Yes, if I get a new Jeep Wrangler to drive you to the store for it.

Can I have a tarantula?

Yes, but first you have to help me build a special bubble for your father, who's allergic to spiders.  It'll make it much more difficult for us to make nice-nice, but hey, anything for my Pweshus Chyuld. ;)

Can I wear my Underoos to church?

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2007, 11:22:46 AM »
Can I have ice creamand candy for dinner??

Yes, if I get a new Jeep Wrangler to drive you to the store for it.

Can I have a tarantula?

Yes, but first you have to help me build a special bubble for your father, who's allergic to spiders.  It'll make it much more difficult for us to make nice-nice, but hey, anything for my Pweshus Chyuld. ;)

Can I wear my Underoos to church?

yes but only of mommy can wear hers with the holes in them caring a sign with you name

Can i play with the power drill

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2007, 12:50:12 PM »
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Sure, honey! As soon as Mummy Buys you some Safety Goggles that will fit your precious head! Safety first!

Can I dye my hair blue and dress like that woman uncle Bill brought to the family reunion?

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2007, 02:59:02 PM »
Oh sure, precious! Let's go out and buy that hair dye together....oh, what a lovely little shirt for you...oh...that's a headband? oh, never mind. Oh, and sweetie...want to get your eyebrows pierced while we're out?

Mom, can I dangle the kitty upside down over a vat of boiling jello?

freakyfemme

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2007, 04:06:11 PM »
Freaky, by "New Age" do you mean "this day and age" or is it a reference to the spiritual New Age?

This day and age, definitely.  There's nothing "spiritual" about letting your kids act like horrible brats, lol.

Edited to add:  Back to the game......Yes, you can dangle the cat over a boiling vat of Jell-o, as long as you don't mind being scratched half to death.

Can I join a biker gang?
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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2007, 12:49:57 AM »
Freaky, by "New Age" do you mean "this day and age" or is it a reference to the spiritual New Age?

This day and age, definitely.  There's nothing "spiritual" about letting your kids act like horrible brats, lol.

Edited to add:  Back to the game......Yes, you can dangle the cat over a boiling vat of Jell-o, as long as you don't mind being scratched half to death.

Can I join a biker gang?
Yes, of course, dear, just so long as I join as well, and wear my hootchie pants with the tank top that says "Hot Biker Mama".  And, of course, I'll wear these clothes to drop you off at your school and wave at all your little friends, because I love you SOOOO much!

Can I get an entire litter of unhousebroken puppies that are guaranteed to chew up the furniture?
I'm a nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standards of nonconformity.

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Re: The "Yes" Game--New Age Parenting
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2007, 03:25:05 PM »
Sure, sweetie, as soon as I move all of your bedroom furniture out to the shed so you and the puppies can live out there. 


Can I jump from the second story window to see if I can fly?