I have this simple rule with my toddler when I have to ask him the same question more than 3 times: If you won’t decide, then I’ll do it for you.
It always works. Either he makes the decision quickly–which is what usually happens–or I do and the thing gets done.
Meanwhile, I asked my husband 5 or 6 times to help me decide who and in what order to put the emergency contacts on my son’s preschool enrollment application and he has blown it off repeatedly. I don’t have time for this nonsense. I decided, it’s done, and now he has no say in the matter.
So… henceforth… my toddler rule applies to EVERYONE.
Listen up, all the indecisive people in my life:
IF YOU WON’T DECIDE, THEN I WILL DO IT FOR YOU
and guess what else:
YOU GET WHAT YOU GET AND I DO NOT CARE IF YOU ARE UPSET.