Snugglebug has been in rare form these last few days. She is acting like a teenager. The incongruity of a 2 y/o body with 13y/o attitude. She has gotten busted a few times for throwing herself on the floor in a fit so she aims for the couch or her bed now. All that was missing was an "you don't understand me". She gets in a snit and stomps off or dramatically throws herself on the couch. Ok, I can't help but snicker the first few times but every time her mouth opens is too much. Trying to figure out how to teach our little buggers to express themselves without being disrespectful or disobedient is a tough line to walk. You need the patience of Job and the wisdom of Solomon. I have NEITHER.
I was getting my exercise as I "assisted" her upstairs to her room for some 'chill out/time out' time. For some reason she didn't want to go. Hmmm? I could tell by the end of the day that we had done it a few times when I would ask "What did you do wrong?", she would reply in a singsong voice and huge grin " I was fussing" or "I threw a fit". I am going to need extra prayer to keep consistent with her.
This is the same child who felt free to tell Ticklebug to "Shut up" at the dinner table. Good thing Daddybug was there to call her on it. I was in shock! How is it that the 2y/o tried that one on for size before the 7 or 5y/o. I have NEVER (not exaggerating) heard the older two use that word or the adults. I am going to have to get over the shock fast before she eats me for lunch. My, are we going to have our hands full!!!!!!