Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Vocabulary Lesson for Today

DEFIANT.

De-fi-ant.

[dih-fahy-uhnt]


Definition:

Adjective
1. Boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "a defiant attitude"; challenging


—Synonyms
insubordinate, rebellious, insolent; daring.

—Antonyms
obedient.


Use in a sentence.

"The defiant daughter is back in diapers for boldly attempting a power struggle with her poor, sweet mother."



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36 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh Suz,
I am raising her twin sis here in Georgia!! Everything, every decision is cause for drama!!

Lori said...

Too funny I could add some pics of some of my own little girls to that example.

The McNulty Family said...

wow.. sounds like someone else i know who will remain nameless.

have you called your mama yet today?!

i call mine at least once a week and it goes something like this..

"mom, i am SOOOOOO sorry for all the times I banged on the bathroom door while you were just trying to go pee. i'm sorry for all the times i would not take NO for an answer. i'm sorry for ..."

LOL!

I love you and your mini- me!
xox
Gen

ashleigha said...

She reminds me so much of my little girl...saying lots of prayers for us, when they turn into teenagers!!!!

The Cochran Crew said...

This may be one of your cutest posts EVA!!! Love it and love that Sassy Sav!

Elizabeth Mullins said...

Hi! You have no idea who I am, but I have been following your blog for a while. Your family is adorable and I think you are doing a great job! I am a mom of 3 kiddos really close in age and man it is stinkin' hard some days. Hope you will stop by my blog sometime! www.mommymizfit.blogspot.com

Jara said...

little toot bug - she's precious!!!

Melanie said...

Ok, your daughter CRACKS ME UP! My daughter is 21 months and doesn't quite have the 'tude yet, but she's a total pro at the whole "defiant" thing and the "pretend mom and dad didn't actually tell me to do anything so I'll just keep doing what I'm doing" thing.
I always love seeing that you've got new posts because Sav's new cheesy grin and her 'tude are soo entertaining! (well, from afar at least- I'm sure it's less than entertaining for you!)

SG said...

I saw you making a quick exit out of church Sunday daughter in tow. My youngest (third child, strong willed, not really defiant just not at all interested unless it is her idea) will be 4 on July 5th. She has been successfully potty trained for about a month. I started trying a when she was 30 months old. Yeah. That's right. Almost a year and a half. At some point I just decided that peer pressure would eventually potty train her and made her change her own pull-ups. I was making myself crazy so I just decided to let her take her time and prayed she would get it before kindergarten. One day, she did. AND once she decided, that was that. No accidents. No close calls. Sleeps dry through the night. She is as proud as can be & told everyone she saw the first two weeks that she is "really potty trained". I feel like we got a raise now that diaper /pull-ups are off the grocery list! Sav will come around faster I'm sure, but I wanted you to know that I feel your pain.

Julia said...

LOL!

The first picture is absolutely priceless, and the whole post is hilarious!

Good luck with this endeavor...I am at least one year away from that (is that good or bad?), but both my twins are alpha, so I know what to expect...

Kelly said...

I had to comment AGAIN - that first pic should be titled "If Looks Could Kill" to the music and lyrics of Heart. LOL

Ashley McWhorter said...

Oh, I have one of those. She just turned 4 on Monday. I would love to tell you that it gets easier, but then I would be lying. :) Hang in there!

Moni Graf said...

ha ha! what an excellent way to put it. the defiant diva certainly has a witty, creative and knock-down gorgeous mama!

love ya!
moni

p.s. you da MOMMA!

lynne from uk said...

Dear me, what a face!

Jennifer said...

Hehehe - and I've got two girls just like this

April said...

I laughed out loud when I saw the first picture! You can tell she is full of personality!!

AKK said...

Ha...Just wait until she turns 13!!!

asplashofsunshine said...

Defiant-- synonyms ADORABLE, PRECIOUS.

Lees said...

I have a defiant one too.... I just keep thinking - she's sooooo passionate... which - if I can turn that to God as she grows older - it WILL be her strength...

Well, if she makes it to "older"!
lol...

I have to tell you - my twins are about 6 weeks younger than your kiddos.... and I was waiting to see how you did it... my first one was CAKE... in one week he had it and hasn't had accidents since unless there is a stomach bug.... GROSS!.....

I know my twinkies will NOT be the same! Addie - well, she already refuses to poop in her diaper... but will NOT pee in the potty... And Matty Moo... well, if it's anything I want him to do he's NOT gunna do it....

I see a lot of clorox wipes, tears (mine not theirs) and stickers in my near future... June 1 is GO day.... ugh!

Hang in there and remember... GOD gave you these kids cuz HE KNEW you had EVERYTHING they need if you call on Him!
Lees
www.lifeasanegglet.blogspot.com

Karen said...

I've followed your blog for years - since you were 27 weeks! but this is the first time I've left a comment ... seriously, this post was PRICELESS - from the vocab lesson to the photos of Sav! She kills me! You are such an inspiration to me - thanks for the smile today :)

Anonymous said...

Just some ideas on the potty training. I am not sure if you have tried rewards such as an M&M or what ever else they like..gummy bears, skittles and so on. My boys were a lot harder then my daughter, she just decided it was time the day she turned 2 and that was it. As for the boys...well..I had to get creative! I didn't do the potty chairs I put a stool in front of each toilet in the house and about every hour I would put fruit loops in the toilet(about 3) and have them see if they could hit a certain color!! It not only taught them how to aim correctly it was fun for them!! haha

Alissa said...

I laughed right out loud reading your posting today- hilarious! (Okay, not so hilarious for mommy - but SO well written!).
~Alissa in Montreal...who has a "defiant" little girl too :o)

QuatroMama said...

Oh Noze!

Patience is a virtue. Eh?

Love you, mama. Keep holdin' on!

Amanda said...

That was hilarious!

Charity Donovan said...

I think Miss Sav is channeling Meredith! God help us if they ever team up! Love you momma...and I TOTALLY feel your pain!

Kelly said...

Ohhhh such a funny post! I'm sorry about littl miss sav...she really will come around...not so fun for mom though! Great pics!

Jessica said...

yikes! you know i left a comment on your last post about potty training--bragging about how my boy has been doing so well with it. wouldn't you know that he's pooped his pants the last 3 days in a row?! these kids are going to put me in the loony bin!

Mama D said...

Oh, I sympathize. My Avery is a few months older than your kiddos and SO sassy! Potty training's just one of the arguments. She knows what to do. She'll do it...when she wants to. She'll lie to me about her pull-up needing changed. She'll point at me, saying, "No, Mama!" with the same face and tone I give her when I try to tell her she needs to take care of something... Lord, I now know why Mamas start going gray!! Good luck!

boysmum2 said...

Just love it!

Lainey-Paney said...

You are so funny.

Lainey-Paney said...

PS: are you sure she isn't reading your blog!?

Perhaps when the boys get with the program, you'll have to keep it on the down low until you are CERTAIN they won't back-track on you!

{PS: boys really ARE harder than girls to potty-train! Or so they tell me. Our son was DEFIANT & wasn't potty-trained until he was almost 4. I thought we'd NEVER get there. But we did....and you guys will too!}

Hicks Family said...

Bless your heart!

Barbara Manatee said...

oh....I've got one of those, too! We survived potty training (just barely - we had a horrific incident in the tunnels of a Chuck E Cheese last summer - agh!) Now our daily battles are over clothes - I think she goes through no less than 5 outfits before deciding that one looks ok AND feels ok (she's so sensitive and says everything is 'uncomfortable'). Brand new clothes sit in the closet that she refuses to wear. Agh!

I keep thinking that if THIS stage is tough...Lord help when she's a teenager!!

shartalbot said...

Hang in there Suz!! You're doing a GREAT job potty training these kiddos!!! I can't imagine how frustrating it must be for you but don't give up!! They WILL get this!!

A Sister in the Lord, Sharon :)
creatorsclay@hotmail.com

The Townsend's said...

Ok, now that is funny! Not the defiant part but your delivery of it. ;) I put something about you on my blog the other day. I was at the hospital visiting my best friend and her baby and just happened to look to the right and there were the Steece Quads!

http://austinandkellytownsend.blogspot.com/2010/04/payden-is-here.html

It's a great picture of you with your little ones!

The Lee's said...

Oh my goodness, your post just killed me! My daughter is 4 and has been strong willed since birth. I love her to death - she has the most fun personality. But defiant...definately! I could write a book! Anyway, it was so fun (is that weird?) to read that Savannah is a little defiant one, too. I have gotten so used to everyone sharing how sweet and perfectly behaved and even tempered their little girls are, that it was refreshing to find out that I am not the only one with a sweet, precious, loved, defiant child. :)

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