I am really having a hard time with my almost three year old listening. Here is an example, we were at a plant store. There was a tree with a lime. Right away she reached for it to pick it. DH and I quickly said no and I grabbed her hand. Then I let go and she did it again, we did the same and then she grabbed it again and succeeded to pick it. It sounds crazy now. Why didn't we walk away? The thing is this was in a span of, like, 10 seconds!
This type of thing happens ALLLLLLL the time. Especially when it comes to not touching.!!!!
She also does things we ask her not to do over and over and over. For example, pulling out all the toilet paper (yes, we keep it where she can reach it) or throwing things other than balls.
It is very hard to manage. I feel...tense all the time because the sh*t could hit the fan at any second.
She also alternates between being very gentle and very rough. I have to watch her constantly to be sure she won't hurt our dogs or push a baby over at our school-type thing we go to (the other day she hit a baby on the head. She is not mean or angry. It seems more high energy or curious or methodical than that. I can't figure it out.)
She doesn't seem like most kids. She is high energy. She does not have a "walk" setting. If we are out she has to either be in arms or holding hands. Otherwise she is off in a flash. She is always climbing on everything. ETC
ARE other 3 year year olds like this? 'Cause we have not met any...