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Old 03-18-2014, 11:12 AM
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When a child is acting like he cannot do something that you know darn well he can do...acting like he doesn't understand what you're talking about but he does...what is the word?
Junior is trying to put on his pants by shoving his feet into the ankles, as I'm explaining his feet need to go in at the waist. He has put on pants before. He knows how. In my mind I'm thinking "you're just being obtuse", but I looked it up and that's not the right word.
If there is no word for this, I'm going to make one up.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:26 AM
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When a child is acting like he cannot do something that you know darn well he can do...acting like he doesn't understand what you're talking about but he does...what is the word?
Junior is trying to put on his pants by shoving his feet into the ankles, as I'm explaining his feet need to go in at the waist. He has put on pants before. He knows how. In my mind I'm thinking "you're just being obtuse", but I looked it up and that's not the right word.
If there is no word for this, I'm going to make one up.
Actor? Liar? Putting on a show? I can't do it boy? Nah.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:27 AM
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When a child is acting like he cannot do something that you know darn well he can do...acting like he doesn't understand what you're talking about but he does...what is the word?
Junior is trying to put on his pants by shoving his feet into the ankles, as I'm explaining his feet need to go in at the waist. He has put on pants before. He knows how. In my mind I'm thinking "you're just being obtuse", but I looked it up and that's not the right word.
If there is no word for this, I'm going to make one up.
indifferent, defiant ???
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:30 AM
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Pretending stupidity? There has got to be a word! It's a family trait! If I end up making up a word, I'll use their family name
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:34 AM
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I have a family that straight faced told me their kid has 'genetic laziness'.

Stubborn? Willful? Defiant? A stinker? A scorch? obnoxious?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:35 AM
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Insolent?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:45 AM
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Obstinate?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:46 AM
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Festicious. He was being festicious.
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:59 AM
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Pretending stupidity? There has got to be a word! It's a family trait! If I end up making up a word, I'll use their family name
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:00 PM
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Learned helplessness
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Old 03-18-2014, 12:49 PM
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Yep!! I have one of these kids here - Monday's are the worst!!
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:21 PM
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In England we would have called that "Playing dumb (ignorant)"

Feigning ignorance?
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"Dense" is the word I use for that.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:34 PM
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I have a family that straight faced told me their kid has 'genetic laziness'.

Stubborn? Willful? Defiant? A stinker? A scorch? obnoxious?
No you didn't so did I. Wish I could find the post from back in the day. I had a family tell me the same exact thing.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:58 PM
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This is what I call it too.
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Obstinate

I read your post to my DH and halfway thru he says 'the kid is being obstinate'

Had to look it up and yea he's right!

Last edited by sahm1225; 03-18-2014 at 04:59 PM. Reason: Added that my dh came up w the word
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