For the A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of antagonists.
On my normal blogging days, Monday – parenting and Thursday – writing/publishing, I will tie that day’s topic to antagonists but on the other days (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday), I will write about antagonists from movies, TVs or books. On Wednesdays, my Quote of the Week will be from an antagonist that matches the letter of the day. Enjoy.
No, No, No. Today is the letter N which is for the word No, the arch nemesis of every toddler.
“No, don’t touch that.”
“No, stop pulling the kitty’s tail.”
“No, you can’t watch more Blue’s Clues.”
Parents often play the antagonist to a toddler’s fun. The ever-watching parent is of course just trying to keep their child safe, but a toddler won’t see it the same way. There is this person who at times cuddles with them, but at other times makes them do things they don’t want to – take a nap, eat something other than cookies, and takes away all the cool things they find.
Of course, for the parents, they might see it as the opposite way. Every time they ask their precious little toddler to do something, they hear his or her favorite word – No!
“Time for bed, Susie.”
“No, no, no!”
“Let’s put on your shoes, Tommy.”
“No! I don’t wanna!”
So it seems the all-powerful word “No” can be the tool of either the protagonist or antagonist of your household.
And in case you want to check out my other antagonists from the challenge…
A is for Apocalypse
B is for Bad Boys (parenting)
C is for Cruella de Vil
D is for Darth Vader (Quote)
D is for To Die for Cake (Recipe)
E is for Evil (Writing)
F is for Freddy Kruger
G is for Gollum
H is for High School (parenting)
I is for Iron Monger
J is for Jafar (Quote)
K is for Killers (Writing)
L is for Loki
M is for Maleficent