Why can't they always be this innocent and sweet? I feel bad airing my durty laundry on my blog but I have had a really hard time with this little one lately. I have found myself just being more and more impatient with her all the time. I guess now I know why people are always saying "Oh just wait until the terrible 2's." I think she has hit them a couple months early. I guess I just need to know if there is something I can do that I don't know about. She is so naughty, she hits and bites and pulls hair sometimes and I will put her in timeout and she doesn't care. She really would sit there for 10 minutes if I would let here and she doesn't make a peep, I have tried swatting her bum or pulling her hair back or even biting her back and none of these things seem to impact her at all. If I am on the phone or folding laundry (or anything where I can't give her my full attention) she will hit or pinch Beckham to get my attention. I know sometimes the negative attention is what she is looking for but I have to give her that when she is hurting Beckham because I cannot put up with that. It is so frusturating because I know she is still little and doesn't fully understand everything I just never thought I would have "that child." I feel like I am doing everything I have ever been taught to do to teach her and nothing works. So I guess what I am asking is what am I doing wrong?
By the way I do LOVE her dearly and love being a mom, I have just found it a bit more challenging lately. Those little smiles she gives me or when she says "mom" and I say "what" and she says "I love you" is what gets me through every day and helps me keep my sanity. So I wouldn't change her for the world I just need to learn how to deal with a few things a little better. So any advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks for letting me vent. I do feel better now, well kind of :)
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Posted by Miller's at 11:16 PM