Sunday, February 3, 2013

Ugh.

I think my two year old doesn't take me seriously.  I've spent the last hour trying to get her to sleep.  Nothing worked to keep her in bed until I threatened to put her in the crib.  Even then, she wouldn't shut up and go to sleep until I went in and smacked her bottom outside of her diaper and pants, and told her that one more sound would get a bare-butt spank. 

I am at my wit's end with that child.  And about ready to stop giving the warnings before the spank.

The four year old usually stops when I tell him to, now.  The spanks didn't work on him--I had to start taking toys out of his hands and tossing them where he knew they were off limits for the rest of a day. 

Unfortunately, that doesn't work for the pixie. 

I'm really tired, and tired of the tantrums and bad behavior.  This has got to end, and end before long, or I'm going to run screaming down the road.

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  1. Well, here is a "pick me up" we'll see if you can relate.

    I have not had children, but close friends did and at one point in their marriage they found themselves overwhelmed by the 3 and 2 year old's plus being at each others throats. So asked my bride and I if we could take care of the kids for one night? OK!

    Riley was three, Dippy two. I HAD to go to school and Reddie HAD to go to work. Who's left? The landlady, of course. Grace was over 70 and had not dealt with kids for years.

    First up Riley jumps Dippy and is beating the snot out of her. Grace pulls him off and says Riley do not pick on your sister.

    Lower lip pops out, chest puffs up, and he says, Fuck You!

    Grace grabbed him and shook him while she yelled at him You don't talk like that around here you little SOB.

    Settled him right down, it did. By the way, that "one night" turned into a full week. That was almost 50 years ago. Those kids have grandkids now.

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    1. Mommy and Daddy don't talk like that around the kids (and don't watch things where they might hear it around them).

      My kids get yelled at. They get spanked. They have pretty clear rules. It's just...the pixie has just turned two, and is testing her boundaries with Mommy, Daddy, and the imp. The imp isn't really violent with her, he just likes bugging her to piss her off and make her scream at him...which gets both of them spanked.

      They're great kids...just annoying at times, and don't like to let Mommy do her work.

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  2. P. S. It's me Winston

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    1. I'd have probably recognized you by your writing style, but thanks for chiming back in with a signature. :)

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    2. Perhaps they need some socialization with other children?

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    3. Other people's kids behave a lot worse, and I don't want mine picking that shit up this early.

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    4. Go to your local Wal-Mart, and watch the kids. They're horrible. All I have to do to make myself feel better is to take my kids out in public.

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    5. I'm positive I hate this stage in development. :)

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