What “I can’t want to” means

Just in case the grammatical incorrectness of my blog name confuses you, here is the origin of the saying.  Let me give an example (or several).  My four-year old is the phrase-ologist.   He uses it as his standard, go-to answer for a myriad of situations.  Want to wear big boy pants? –  I can’t want to. Wanna go pee-pee on the pottychair? – I can’t want to.  How about on the big potty? – I can’t want to.  It’s not exactly a NO and I know I should be more firm with him.  But, heck, I can’t want to sometimes, either.  Wanna do laundry? dishes? clean up bathroom?…you get the picture.


About KimB

I am a mommy to 3 wild and wonderful boys, wife to my husband. I am a stay-at-home mommy, who would like to work if the perfect job came along. Trying to find a way to make money from home so we can have more of the "wants" not just the "needs". We live in the sort of-country and have a pretty big garden, but no animals, except one small, dark, and furry dacshund.
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