The Honest Mommy

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Dictator September 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — lotsofopinions @ 1:17 pm

It’s 1 of those mornings where I find myself being ordered around by a pint sized Dictator. (My apologies for the funky words and capitalization. I am using voice to text.)

As much as I don’t believe in handing over control to a 2 year old, sometimes I really think I have no choice. When Mark is intent on fussing about things and interfering with anything I try to do, it seems my only recourse is to put him in his room. that, or do something completely different like go out on errands. it is frustrating because I need/want to get my house work done in the morning. it is nearly impossible to get my house work done when mark is demanding attention or causing troubleĀ  every other moment. I understand about letting him help or giving him something to keep him busy. but sometimes these strategies simply are not enough.

I realize that mark is tired and he has not gotten enough sleep. I realize that this is a huge factor in his behavior and mood. however, my husband and I have done everything we can to get him enough sleep. therefore, I really start to feel trapped and frustrated. I really start to feel the need to put limits on his behavior.

Mark is almost 3 years old. I know that he is tired and that he is having a hard time controlling his emotions. but I also have something that I call a brat alarm that goes off in my head when I see him act a certain way when he is no longer a 1 year old or even a 2 year old.

I am very glad that he is going to preschool now, even if it’s only 2 mornings per week. he really needs the experience of having to do something doesn’t want to do without throwing a fit about it.