Ok, I have a toddler dilemma . My sweet angel has turned in to a little pisser (not all the time but often). It seems that nothing I do can make her happy, except be willing to be an on call drinking fountain at her majesty's pleasure, which obviously I cannot and will not (sometimes I do but I do have a life outside nursing my acrobatic toddler ). Anyway, I understand that interactive play is important for her, so I do often try to sit down and engage her in play, such as with the shape sorter, reading a book, stacking blocks, singing songs, etc. I am not tremendously creative, though i am working on it. So, when I sit down to try to play, she sometimes plays for a second, then either: wants to nurse, because clearly sitting means that , get mad at me for unknown reasons, or wander off to get into something. People have said "Make one room in your house that she can do whatever she wants". Fine, our living room is very safe and child friendly, and has most of her toys in it; but does she want to stay in there and have a nice calm play time, noooooo! Does she even want to PLAY with her toys? Noooo. And she says noooo to me a lot, which I rationally understand is utterly normal and to be expected, but it drives me up the WALL! I know she is frustrated with wanting to do so many things and not being able to communicate, but I feel so helpless, and am starting to not really enjoy her anymore . She does pretty good with daddy and others, and apparently is the delight of mother's day out and other nursery situations (church, gym, etc.). But I make her shriek and fume. Sigh, what can I do? Oh, and she has been doing a lot of teething lately, which I know is part of it. But right now, she is very happily playing with daddy on the floor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">: . Thanks!