When my daughter was little, my standard reply was always: "maybe". One day she was about 4 and stomped her feet and got disgusted with me and said rather loudly and rudely: "Maybe ALWAYS means NO!" And I guess she was right. So I tried not to use maybe and because anymore as answers to her.Originally Posted by famita;2539322;
My mother always said: "because I said so" and that used to drive me nuts. It was the whole TOTAL authority thing about that phrase that used to drive me crazy. Like she was the dictator of the family. Of course, once I had a child, then I understood it.
But then again, I've always had trouble with authority. I just hate being told I can't do something.