Today, DS (19mos) is a kiddo I've not seen yet. I don't know what's happened! I mean, I work, so maybe I'm just not seeing him enough during the week. But I swear, today he is different.
He learned to say NO!
Two days ago he learned Yeah. Which has been adorable. Yeah to everything; cause, you know, he's a happy helping kiddo.
But today... No. Everything was No. And not necessarily with anger, just No, and then walking away from me. OMG!
Today he also seemed to learn to open doors. His dad said two weeks ago that he walked into the bathroom, but I've been testing this and so far, nothing. Until today. Every door. Especially the outside door. Oh once he realized he could open the door and walk outside, that was it for the rest of the day. Inside-outside-inside. Have to get some special door-knobs! (anyone know if those work? My family swears by them, but FB responses are with little confidence).
AND today he decided he wasn't going to sit in his "high-chair" anymore, and walked right past his chair to MY chair and climbed up; pitched a total meltdown (which I've also never seen.... probably because I've never Not allowed him something before) when I didn't allow it.
What happened? I mean, he was in a good mood all day. Just all of the sudden, he's realized he can say NO, not do what I say, and do totally something different?!?! I'm not ready for this. I haven't instituted any "punishment" and have no experience with toddlers this age -- only when they're much older and you can actually Talk to them and they understand you :-)
Are your kiddos doing any of the above?
Edited by JordanKX - 4/30/11 at 9:46pm