We’re going through a stage/phase at the moment in which I really hope is done quickly. I don’t know the scientific name for it so let’s just call it the “I know what I want but I don’t really” stage. It’s even worse than the “no” stage.
Here’s an example, in the morning I let kiddo watch some TV while he has a morning snack. This way mom can drink her coffee, check her emails, Facebook, and do whatever banking or whatever needs to be done. So I allow him to go up to his DVD’s which are sitting where he can get them and pick one out. Yesterday he picked out Elmo, I put it in and two minutes into the show he says that he wants Thomas… fine I put in Thomas, apparently he just wanted to watch the opening credits because after that he was whining that he wanted Wonderpets (dear god) I told him if he kept it off the TV was going to be turned off (which I really didn’t want to do because in lieu of him being up early yesterday I wasn’t functioning.) After a 5 minute conflict he finally settled on Tangled.
This morning, we desperately need to go grocery shopping… I’m not even ready to walk down the aisles of a store so I cheat for breakfast and grab Tim Hortons. I ask him what he wants “no cookie!” I get answered back (is this kid even human saying he DOESN’T want a cookie?) I ask again “what do you WANT?” in which he answers “bagel!” So I do the smart thing and order a bagel AND a hash brown because if he doesn’t eat the hash brown I will, and since they’re his favourite I’m quite convinced he will. I order and he’s excited for his bagel, he eats part of it on the way home… we get home and he heads up the stairs and I ask if he wants the rest of his bagel, he looks at me and then says “I want cookie!” Of course. I give him the hash brown which he refuses and then takes the bagel, I put the hash brown on the plate beside him and guess what’s now lying there uneaten? The bagel.
I’m pretty sure the rules of being indecisive are that you’re not allowed to care and you go along with anything, this seems to be “I want to do something but I don’t know what and I don’t like the options you’re giving me.”