I have a 2.5 year old who normally listens pretty well. I can reason with her when we disagree and she will usually do as I say. The last two weeks everyone in the family has been taking turns being sick and I think it has just thrown off her normal groove. The last couple days have gone more back to normal and then today she just woke up a monster. Every single thing I have asked her to do today has ended up being a huge ordeal. She wouldn't eat the breakfast she asked for. Wouldn't get dressed. Wouldn't clean up her toys. Wouldn't take a bath. Wouldn't lie down with me for a much needed nap. I guess I mostly just needed to vent. I am still not feeling at my optimum and I feel like I've helped to make this day a disaster. I just don't know what I should have done instead. What do you do when you get the shampoo in her hair and she refuses to let you rinse it out? Or she doesn't care about putting clothes on because she doesn't want to go anywhere anyway (she needed to put clothes on to stay warm as she's been sick but I was trying to tell her that she couldn't go anywhere unless she got dressed)? I don't really know what I'm asking I just needed a place to vent. I am practically in tears, I have done such a horrible job parenting today! Dh took her out for a walk at the public gardens so that I could have some time alone and maybe that's all I needed. Anyway, thanks for the support ladies and any advice would be a big plus.
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1/10/09 at 7:43pm