I know its normal. I know its a phase. But I am really sick of it. I am 30 weeks pregnant and he's just been super argumentative, critical, and rude the last week and esp the last three evenings in a row and I finally told him to go upstairs tonight and just stay away from me!
According to DS:
I use pregnancy as an excuse to not do things I don't want to do.
I talk too much.
I don't explain things well enough (but somehow must find a way to do this without talking apparently)
I shouldn't expect him to help around the house because he's busy and has homework (then I find him watching TV).
I apparently have hearing issues because he absolutely did not tell me the rude things I think he just said. (Maybe its my pregnancy hormones? Oh wait, I am not supposed to blame things on that...)
I apparently have memory issues too because I absolutely never asked him to do (fill in the blank with helpful task or chore) so I have no right to be upset that he didn't.
I shouldn't swear when irritated.
I shouldn't use substitute swear words either because they irritate him.
I shouldn't be irritated at all actually. Not allowed apparently. These rules don't apply to him however.
I shouldn't get upset when he is rude because "at least he's not a bad kid who does (fill in the blank with hypothetical teen behavior here).
I am so happy tomorrow is Monday.