7 Louis C.K. GIFs that break down "Because I said so"

by ParentCo. April 17, 2015

We're hands-on parents. We're fair and loving. We have conversations with our kids, explaining the how and the why of the 300 hundred questions that they ask per day.

But sometimes, just sometimes, we're pushed to the limit. Right up to the edge of that 4 word cliff. No, not four letters. (Well, ok. Sometimes that one.) Four WORDS.

"BECAUSE I SAID SO."

While the internet parenting experts want to convince us to erase the phrase from our parenting lexicon because "it doesn't work", "they deserve real answers", and "you wouldn't say it to employees you manage". Well, guess what? "So", "Not always", and "I would if I could."

Here to illustrate exactly why we're sometimes left with no choice, parenting guru, Louis CK.

"I really want to get a dog. All my friends have dogs and it makes me sad that we don't. I would totally take care of it. I'd feed it, and walk it, and even clean up its poop."

"Well, mom said that when I turned 10, we could get a dog."

"You always tell us stories about the dog you had when you were growing up. How he'd wait in the window for your school bus to bring you home from school."

"Honey, I know you want a dog. Dogs are great. But it's just not going to happen right now. Dogs are a lot of work and we just don't have the time."

"That's not fair! I'm the only person in my class who doesn't have a pet. Please can we get a dog? Please? Please? Puuuhhhhhllllllllleeeeaaassseeee?"

"I'm really sorry. The answer is no."

"Why?"

"I already explained. Dogs aren't a toy or an accessory. They deserve to be treated like members of the family."

"You're right.

What I really want is a sister."

"Why?! Don't you want me to be happy? You didn't grow up as an only child without pets. It's unfair. I'm sad and lonely. WHYWHYWHYWHYWHYWHY?"

"I NEED NEW ANSWERS! THIS CHILD WON'T ACCEPT MY ANSWERS!"

"BECAUSE I SAID SO!"




ParentCo.

Author



Also in Conversations

dont touch
What to Consider When Baby and Toddler Proofing Your Home

by Charlie Fletcher

There’s no way to completely limit baby's exposure to risks. Yet, there are some practical steps you can take to ensure that they can be in a safe environment.

Continue Reading

mother and baby
The Evening Ritual That Transformed Our Bedtime Routine

by ParentCo.

Taking inspiration from "Goodnight Moon," and research on restorative sleep, I created a routine that has put an end to our bedtime battles. Here's what we do.

Continue Reading

two women smiling
5 Steps to Giving (Good) Advice to New Parents

by ParentCo.

Here are five easy steps to giving your new-parent loved ones the advice they are looking for without looking like an idiot. (Often times, just listen!)

Continue Reading