Monday, March 22, 2010

mommy moment monday


*i have this feeling that most of these mommy moments will involve david...

ok, so when did my little cherub learn how to hit?!  over the last couple of weeks, he's been hitting everything that makes him mad...including ME!  umm, yeah, that doens't fly around here, bub.  he hits the frige when i won't let him open the door.  he hits the cat when he wants her off of the couch.  he hits his toys.  what the EFF?!  he's been getting quite a few time outs for this(he's up for one as i write this--for hitting me!)...i will not tolerate it. 

my gut tells me that he saw his cousins hitting each other.  they are bad kids.  they don't listen--at all.  should i really keep sending him for sleepovers if this is the type of behavior that he is going to be exposed to?!  my aunt takes such great care of him.  so where did she go wrong with her kids?! (they are 10 and 12 btw)  i think my aunt wants to take him again next weekend, but i'm not sure if i should let him go.  i mean, in all honesty, i do need the break...but he's terrible for at least a day after he comes home.  and now the HITTING!  i'm not sure what to do about it.

i also think we're going through a power struggle.  he thinks he's the boss.  wrong again, pal.   any time i tell him no, he screams like his head is about to spin...he gets a time out for that too.  ahh, so this is what the terrible two's are like, i guess?!  i never had to go through this with emily.  

hopefully i can nip this in the bud before it gets any worse. 


  1. How old is David? My 21 month old does the same exact thing only she bites too. I think it's the age. They can't express very well what they want or what they are feeling. And it makes them frustrated. But don't worry you're not going through it alone.

  2. I wouldn't care if he bit me!! he's too damn cute!!!

  3. stay strong Mama! Sam is going through a little screaming stage right now when she does get her way, fortunately, she is very sensitive, and a stern yell, gets her attention.

  4. Sounds like a two year old thing, for sure! Collin will VERY occasionally hit, but I sternly tell him no and he is instantly sympathetic and remorseful. I don't know what to say. If you think your aunt's kids are influencing him can you say something to her?

    I would say to just keep on doing the time outs and save the stern no's for those important times. It isn't easy, thats for sure!

  5. Keep pressing through!!
    Don't give up.

  6. What is with kids hitting. My little girl does the same to me ALL THE TIME. Now she has started smacking my computer when she is mad at me. Little stinker

  7. Power struggle - been there with my son, too! I think everything is a phase and hopefully they get out of it quicker then they got into it!