And two years old? You can do a very brief time-out and some stern "no-HOT, no-SHARP, no-OUCH...beyond that and they just don't have the capacity to know what is going on.
I would take that stance, but I have been told that I would be backed up on stuff. But just because I took some frosting packs for Toaster Strudels from her this morning, I get my a$$ chewed.
One of those classic item-gets-taken-run-and-start-crying-when-mommy-is-in-sight moments.
I've heard the she is only two argument quite a bit but she is pretty smart for 2 and I personally think it is a mixture of getting ZERO discipline from her dad/uncle who spoils her, to coming here and running into a dude that will actually raise a kid and not just watch her run around.
Sorry for the thread jack, OP.
I do hear you on that. She just got home from dropping her off at her dad's and I have been running errands all day.
So we finally talked about how there are two different conflict resolution styles within each home. And I asked her to talk to the child's dad and uncle about how they go about disciplining her. Pretty much asked if there could be some kind of cross communication between homes so that she sees the same thing or as close to the same thing as possible at each house.
She comes back totally different and sees different things and I personally feel it is a good idea for us all to be on the same sheet of music. The mom says she won't control what goes on there. So I'm at a loss for words at the moment.
I fully admit, I am not a big fan of the 2 year old age I think once my step son hit 3, things significantly improved and then 4 was even better. I was allowed to remove privileges, and reprimand for bad behavior, and that was it. But, at the same time - that's all that was ever needed.
My whole deal is that I am literally surrounded by women. Here is a list of people who will frequent close FAMILY gatherings like Thanksgiving and Christmas:
Daughter (now with s)
My Mother (Never knew my father, he left/divorced my mother while she was pregnant)
MIL's three sisters
Wife's cousins 2 and 3 (females)
If I am lucky, wifey will be able to get cousin #4 to come. He's a bmw nut, likes beer, so we get along. Sadly- he is smart and finds a way to avoid the mass gatherings of the estrogen crew. Often these gatherings are held at my home, so I literally have to run away or hide out in the garage to avoid the cackling.
Oh well, I normally am rewarded by the wifey for putting up with all of the shenanigans.
Often my wife will bring along her 5 closest friends. They've been close since they were all 12 yeasrs old or so, and i've found it quite rare for women to keep that many friends so close for so long...but they get together and are insane (without alcohol...add that, and all bets are OFF).
Our soon to be 8 year old seems to have emotional breakdowns for the oddest reasons. She plays soccer, basketball and does gymnastics and while doing those, she's as hard as a rock. But if she drops a hair clip running up the stairs, that could set her off sitting on the stairs crying for 10 minutes.
Completely unreasonable and pure emotion.
It's a freaking mystery to me.
^^^ How does that **** work?
According to my wife, the one on the way is a firecraker compared to our 2yo(who I think has quite the personality herself). She says she "wakes up" and starts moving around at the smallest of noises and kicks back at unhappy or loud noises. I'm doomed!
That's okay - for me the good stuff stacks up way higher than the "bad" or usual stuff so far.
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Personally, I find it amusing. Our almost 4 year old girl is tough as nails and as active as they come, so she is always falling and geting bruised up. But, if she messes up a drawing or can't find a doll and the water works begin. I love it. Nothing a hug and a "no big deal" can't fix.
Did any of us expect having girls to not be complex?
Congrats on the news
I fear the next couple of years. Stepdaughter is 15, getting into the bitchy phase (I discipline and am such a horrible parent for it )
Not much in the way of boys thank god, she is such a ***-hag. Yes i use that term with no means of disrespect to her friends.
Stepson is 17 and is such a shut in i don't have to worry about him getting into trouble....for now
Yeah, it's an 8v. If I wanted a sporty car, I'd buy an R.