Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Three is the "New" Two...

*This picture of Allie is about 7 months old, but it says it all

The last few days have been challenging at our house. Allie and Jack have been going through a stage. Well, I hope it is a stage, cause I can't .take it if it's not *grin*. Allie has been super whinny and very demanding. I had today off and Matt took the day off too, what a treat! Well not when the day starts off with your daughter pounding on the door of her bedroom (which she can't open herself, it sticks) and when you open the door you are greeted by a scowl, when you tell her to go potty. Going potty when you wake up is not an option in our house, too often their are accidents if the potty isn't the first stop. So after the potty, it was demanding help getting her footed jammies back on and zipped. If you don't know me or you are new to reading my blog, I don't do anything when my child (or anyone for that matter) demands it. In the process of getting through this she ended up in time out. Mind you that she had only been up for about 10 minutes!

Once coming out of time out I decided that we were going to start over and we cuddled in my bed (daddy was getting the trucks emissions test done). This is something Allie loves, especially when we get to do it just the two of us, no little brother or daddy; just some Allie and Mommy time. We enjoyed about 15-20 minutes of this and then Jack woke up and Daddy was getting home with some breakfast muffins, for a treat.

At breakfast Allie told Daddy, "Your an Ass Daddy, I don't want to save my muffin." Nice huh, I guess I need to check my mouth, so then we had a talk about why that is not a nice thing to say and why little girls don't use "that" word.

As we were getting the kids dressed and ready to leave; Allie was in rare form, she ended up in time out three more times and I ended up in tears. I don't know what has been going on with her lately but she has been testing me on everything and it just gets to me. I told her that I don't like it when she is mean to me and that it hurts my feelings. I also told her that I was going to go to the DMV by myself; she flailed herself onto the floor and had a melt down! Yikes where, oh where, has my daughter gone? This is totally unlike her, she is normally such a good helper and very good.

We did "all" end up going to the DMV together and she was pretty good and yes we did get the truck registered *YAY*. Then we headed to lunch and to visit Nana, all I have to say is that I have never been so glad to get home and put them both down for a nap.

Side Note:
Jack has been feeding off of Allie's behaviour the last few days and he has been whinny and clingy as well, it seems every time Allie gets worked up so does he and he starts to cry... Calgon take me away!

Hopefully the rest of the day, well what is left of it will be better.


Lori said...

what a way to start the day... hope tomorrow starts off with a smile (o:

The White Family said...

Bless your heart! You sound like you have been living a episode of my life. There will be good days and bad days and you just have to take it one at a time. It's very hard and stressful and you might want to pull your hair out, I know. Just hang in there and drink a nice BIG glass of wine! :p

mommy2b08 said...

Three year olds are tough. I see them for therapy often, usually it is just to help mom's and dad's stop feeling guilty for following through with limits and consequences. Sounds like it will eventually work out!! Can't wait until my little one is three ;)

Tambo said...

I wish she would have a glass of wine... LOL Hey I know how you feel I am there sista.. Lily isn't any peach either.. XOXOX