About 2 months ago my six year old picked up a habit where he said "What?" after EVERYTHING you said. It didn't matter if he heard you or not... he would say it anyway. It got to a point where eventually I started telling him, "I'm not repeating myself... I know you heard me." He would respond with something along the lines of... "OOOOOOHHHH... you want me to take a BATH. Okay." So you can imagine my excitement when this habit suddenly disappeared. I was elated. Until about 4 days ago.
I have decided that as a six years old it is imperative that you have at least one habit that drives your mother crazy. So... one VERY SHORT week after the last habit ended... a new one began. Now, he doesn't have to ask what I said... but rather this is what I get -
Me: "C, don't drop that ball on the ground or it will break."
Me: "Don't drop that BALL on the ground or it will break."
Me: "Don't DROP that BALL on the GROUND or it will BREAK!"
C: "It'll break???"
Me: "Give me the ball."