It is the word I currently hate the most. Ashley has been using this word for the past few weeks in not a nice way.
As in I tell her to do something, and she says, "whatever". Overnight she turned into repressed teenage girl whose Mom let's her do nothing at all.
She has been punished every time she has said it. She has lost her scooter, desserts, and she has sat in timeouts. Eventually we will erase the word from her vocabulary if it is the last thing we do.
I mean seriously, SHE'S FIVE (okay, really almost six, but STILL).
She's knows it irks me and is disrespectful. And so help me if she says it to another adult, I swear she won't see the light of day for a week. Or two.
As far as where she learned it from?
Um, supposedly me, but I don't really remember ever saying it. I don't, but if I did, well then, my fault, but that doesn't mean she should say it either.