I've been having a really hard time with Henry lately. Before I was a mom, I always thought I'd have the most well behaved kids. I mean, I kind of pride myself on getting kids under control and teaching them to be kind and polite. But haha jokes on you, Allie. It's soooooo different when the kid is your own. Henry knows how to irk me and I'm at a loss as of what to do about it.
Sometimes I feel like he rules my life and I'm not okay with that! Obviously your child needs to come first like 99% of the time, I get that. But the screaming, "GO AWAY MAMA!" and pushing my face away is not fair. Seriously, I wouldn't let my friends treat me that way, so why does my own child get to do it? Today after story time, he grabbed my coffee and started running away with it. When I asked him to come back, he giggled and threw it. I'm afraid to take him places now. Things that used to be really fun are more of a hassle these days and for once I'd just like to do something fun and have it be totally awesome. I'm scared that once he really starts talking, he'll be that rotten kid at the playground yelling, "I hate you, mom".
We've tried time out, we've tried being firm and then ignoring him until he's nice, we've tried everything. What the heck am I missing?
Is anybody else going through this same thing? How do you handle these situations?