You see this face?
He looks so sweet right?? Looks almost angelic right????
Everyone told me that two was bad, but just wait until 3.
Well, like everything else, Pookah reached this milestone early, and I wish to God he hadn’t.
I spend my days saying no, putting this little boy in timeout, talking to him firmly, yelling, screeching, talking calmly…. you name it, I do it.
I can feel my blood pressure going up just thinking about it!
It’s like we are in a constant battle: him vs me; him vs us; him vs everyone.
He is just so strong willed and stubborn.
Just like me.
He wants to have the last word.
Just like me.
He wants to have his way
Do you see the problem?
The boy may be his father’s clone, but in thoughts and actions, he is JUST LIKE ME.
It isn’t good when two strong willed folks get in a battle.
Yeah, I know, he’s only 2 1/2. But still! Must it be such a battle everyday? The temper tantrums, the “NO”, the spitting, the hitting, the shouting, the stomping his feet, saying “I’m Mad!”( yes, he said that to me).
I’m tired. and I see how parents end up with unruly, undisciplined children who just run all over them.
We had planned on going to see the fireworks last night, but after a long day full of temper tantrums, short naps, showing off in public, screaming, crying, etc etc, I was soooo done.
And since I’m the de facto disciplinarian around here, it all seems to fall on me.
I actually heard that man( CDub) tell Pookah, “I’m gonna tell your Mommy if you don’t act right.”
Is anyone else experiencing a stubborn/unruly toddler or is it just me???
Please say it’s not just me…..PLEASE!!!
I know that this too shall pass, and I’m trying really hard to be patient, but then, patience was never a virtue that I had. I want him to behave NOW!
Or at least half of the time.