With a terrible TWO?
I am so beyond frustrated, right now, all I can do is blog. My child has lost all ability to hear me when I am telling him to do AN-Y-THING. Whether it's me telling his "yes, you may do that," or "noway, son," he just DOES NOT hear it! Ok, ok, I know he hears me but he's not listening to one word I say, and I am about ready to explode. Yes, I know this is normal. Yes, I know he's only two. But I am telling you, he knows what he's doing and he knows what's right and what's wrong. This child is s-m-a-r-t, and that is what's scary.
He knows exactly how to do something so that it is JUST different enough, to not be what I told him not to do. He'll wait 20 minutes, after I put him down for a nap, get up and then try to convince me that he slept. He moves food around, on his plate, to make it look like he ate some of his food.
According to my MIL- he is his father. Ah yes, the big DH was T R O U B L E ! And he was a troublemaker until he was 22 or 23... I'm not kidding. I married him knowing he was trouble. WHAT was I thinking? (just kidding, love bug, I love you!)
So, what's frustrating the most is I feel like I am a good parent. I have fun, yes. But, I know when not to have fun. I don't give in when he's being punished. He doesn't get things every time we go shopping. I am strict. I try to remain calm (TRY). I am consistent. I lovingly punish him (we hug and make-up after time out, etc.). So what else can I do? beat him? lock him in his room? BAH!
I just feel drained. And being sick on top of it doesn't help one bit! sigh.
Thanks for letting me rant! I feel much better. Going to retrieve the prisoner from his jail cell.