I am not sure what stage this is that A is going through, you know the "I will challenge you to the death" stage, but good gosh do I want it to be over. Not that I want my little girl to grow up any faster than necessary, but she is being a little more than just trying these days.
I really don't even know where to start to explain, so I will just go through our morning thus far...
It started with me going in to get A this morning from her crib, which went reasonably well until I tried to actually pick her up. Apparently she wanted to dictate when she would come out, so I got a whining, wiggling child screaming "NO" as I hauled her onto her changing pad. Then it was no longer about getting out of her crib, because now she was screaming she didn't want her diaper changed...really, after a full night, not a chance I was going to give in to this one! So I battled through a diaper change and we headed downstairs. Once we arrived in the kitchen, she asked for her milk, which daddy promptly handed over...only to have her hurl her sippy cup across the room as she whined, "noooo". Guess she didn't want her milk anymore.
Then it was on to wanting the baby doll in her chair, then wanting breakfast, then throwing a fit when I put her in her chair, then throwing a fit and whining when it was time to get out, get dressed, get in the car....do you see where I am going here?
Every situation has becomes a challenge between mommy and A, and although I am getting beaten down minute by minute, I am winning! However, I feel a little bit like Charlie Sheen, because even though I am "winning" I think I might be losing too....at least my sanity and potentially some years of my life.
I thought I would include some pictures of my little
terror sweetheart in action. These are from lunch today and I can honestly say I have no idea what got her in a tizzy this time.
|"Don't you tell me NO."|
So to all you moms, godmothers, aunts, dads, and grandparents...please help me out here and give me some advice.