Charlotte butts in too much when I’m trying to discipline her brother. This morning I walked in the kitchen to discover during the couple minutes I was putting clothes in the dryer Thomas was coloring on the hard wood floor with a highlighter. I grabbed it and loudly told him, “No! We don’t color on the kitchen floor.” He, being the ultra-stubborn 2-year-old, shouted NO back at me and even took a swing at me. So in the chaos of it all I think I smacked his hand or yelled at him not to hit Mommy or who knows what, but it culminated with me marching him upstairs for a time out. Charlotte followed. Of course as I was holding his bedroom door shut as he tried to open it, he was screaming and Charlotte started crying and yelling at me that “He is just a baby!” This is all too much. A 2-year-old who is so stubborn it took him an eternity to say he was sorry after I gave him ample opportunities and cut his time out down to like 30 seconds—that was the first one, the second one was probably shorter! Then there’s his 4-year-old sister who is trying to tell me what to do as I am trying to instruct him. One minute they’re slapping each other and the next jumping to defend against Mommy Dearest. And they still got a treat on the way to school.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 30
This post was written by Tara on November 30, 2010