Talk to Your Doctor about CRS.

Noah has hit the Continual Repeat Stage (also known as CRS.)

CRS is a dangerous stage in a mother’s life, as it can be a detriment to the continuation of her sanity if not responded to in a calculated manner.

CRS is most obviously exhibited by a request repeated continuously, with no break for response, until the Mother does exactly what the toddler wants.

CRS-A is characterized by the request being made in continuously ramping up decibel levels.  Fortunately, CRS-A is treatable by discipline and training.

But much more severe is CRS-B.

CRS-B is evident in a child when the repetitive statements are made in a completely unchanging monotone that is loud enough to be unignorable, but quiet enough to chip away at deep, subconscious levels of sanity.

It goes something like this:

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CRS-B can be brought on by two-year-oldness, other illness, or in the most severe cases (and where I find myself,) two-year-oldness AND other illness.

There is only one way to shield yourself from the significant health risks of CRS-B: full and unconditional accommodation.

It doesn’t matter what the request is.  Nuclear Launch Codes.  Two Purple Lamborghinis.  A Yeti.  You must find a way to fulfill the request as soon as possible, or risk serious traumatization of your innermost place.

However, it must be noted: after you do surrender and provide whatever is being requested, the CRS-B might mutate.

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If this mutation occurs, then by all means, use those launch codes and bomb Russia.

So when Noah’s croup virus mutated into severe CRS-B in the form of a simple request to wear his Father’s Dirty Boxers that he exhumed from the laundry basket, it was a no-brainer.

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