Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe she’s got a molar coming in. Maybe her new-found independence from preschool is being demonstrated at home. Maybe she’s just two but the munchkin is making me crazy this week!
This is an actual conversation that happened this week in the car:
“Baylor. Shoes. Off.”
“No, please leave your shoes on.”
“Shoes. Off. Now.”
“B, we’re almost to the store. Please leave your shoes on.”
minor meltdown and then reluctantly the shoes go back on.
“Yea!! Good listening!!”
“Shoes. Off. Again. Mommy.”
dirty look from the front seat…..
“Yea Baylor!!! I did it! Shoes! On!”
“I think you’re missing the point kid…”
That is a nice version of the battles and lessons of the week! If I say yes, she says no. If I say do it, she says no. If I say no, she says yes. If she gets rewarded for listening well, then she does the bad behavior all over to get the reward. I either need her to move on to the next phase or for it to cool down so she can go out and, as my mom would say, blow the stink off….