I'm wondering if the hive mind has suggestions about how to guide a 2 yo child (a spirited, highly verbal, very active child) to speak to his parents with a little less, well, sass. Or just tell me he'll grow out of it.
I'm not sure why he's decided to try this on, since we don't talk this way to each other at home, but lately our little guy will tell his papa, as soon as papa walks in the room "don't look at me!" or "don't talk to me!" or if papa says "hi little guy, how are you this morning?" he'll say "no! don't say hi little guy how are you this morning!!".
Papa is mildly amused by this, and in general just agrees that he won't do it and changes the topic of conversation or says ok "I'm going to put you in your car seat without looking at you" and makes a big deal of having his eyes closed.
Mama (me) tends to think that we need to let him know in a gentle way that it isn't ok to speak that way with your family. I'm fine (I guess) with him not wanting to interact with his papa (he still is at the age where I'm the numero uno choice) but I'd like him to learn how let us know what he needs in a kinder way. Telling him "we don't talk that way to papa, we say "papa, please don't look at me right now" doesn't really make any impact with him, which makes me think this is just some phase?
He goes to daycare with a mama who has a 3 year old and a 5 year old and then a couple of older kids (12 and 15). I'm thinking of asking her if he does that sort of thing or if he's seen/heard something that has made him want to try it on, but it almost doesn't matter where he picked it up, it seems to really be something he is enjoying wearing right now and I'm wondering what our options are.