I just got done posting about yelling over a loud child....just to communicate....but then again, sometimes things like the following happen...
I am admittadly not the best with toddlers. Its just not an age I relate to or really enjoy all that much. I remember struggling when my son (4) was Ana's age (17 mo) A lady once told me that there will be an age where I just feel like everything is perfect and my children and I are on the same page. For me, its not the toddler years!!
My biggest pet peeve right now is that I cant get her to sit down in her high chair. I was finishing up lunch, and I buckeled her in (which makes absolutley NO difference unless I tighten it to cut off her circulation, LOL-which I dont) And she would not sit down. She stands up in her chair immedietly. I offered her a piece of cheese to entice her but she threw it on the floor. Then of course, she wanted it. Once its on the floor, she isnt getting it though. I am trying to break that habit. (throwing things on the floor and trying to get me to give them back to her. I think its a game to her.) So she stands up and I ask her to sit down (which is stupid because I know she isnt going to.) I ask her a bunch of times and then start to raise my voice. Eventually I put her in her crib and finished fixing lunch and then went to get her. (How stupid am I putting a 17 mo old in time out?) This baby is driving me nuts! LOL. If she had been on the floor she would have been right on my feet and she usually gets really disoriented and falls down alot and then crys and yadda yadda. I cant have her under my feet when I am cooking.
I also dont feel it is safe to wear her in a sling in the kitchen. To many dangerous things for her to get, plus she trys to launch herself out pretty often if I am not moving.
I just needed to vent...if anyone has any constructive suggestions, I would love to hear them!
I am not great at being a mom of a toddler.