Anyone else got an 18-month-old that is pushing every boundary imaginable?
We have only been in our new house for 2 weeks, so I don’t know if it’s the fact that he’s got so much more space that he’s just running wild, or if he’s simply getting used to his new environment, but it’s as if he’s broken!
His misbehaviour of choice at the moment is throwing, you name it, he lobs it across the room. Fine if it’s a soft ball, but when it’s my phone being launched across the floor, not so ideal. He’s always been cheeky, but that really cute cheeky which makes everyone say ‘awp, he’s going to be a terror when he’s older’, but now it’s that look that says ‘bloody hell he’s so naughty’.
Attempted the naughty step the other day – HA what a fail! I tried the whole ‘3-strikes – to the step’, to which he was hysterically laughing, running on and off the step, I think in the minute he was supposed to be on there he lasted all of 5 seconds… now he keeps sitting on the step with a snack shouting ‘steppppppppppppppppp’ – clearly it’s working a charm.
And the looks he gives! My god I’ve got to hand it to him, the kid has nailed the death stare. It’s like he’s trying to do some Jedi mind crap to make me explode or something.
Today, for the first time since he was diddy, he made me cry. I don’t even know why, maybe it was sheer frustration because I just didn’t know what to do! It was one of those days where there was no reasoning with him, he wanted everything but at the same time didn’t want anything, hungry but not, you get the idea, overall he was just being a bit of a tit. Now writing this I feel like an utter melon for letting a toddler make me feel like that, I’ve been around a hell of a lot longer than him, there are worse things to cry over!
I suppose all kids go through these terror stages and Jack will continue to push it for many years to come, just like I did, like the time my pre-teen attitude was so bad that I broke two fingers because I tried to slam a door in a strop but got my hand caught – as you can imagine I got a lot of sympathy for that one…
Gah! Rant over, just tell me I’m not the only one! Also quick side note – Jack is hysterically crying in the picture because we wouldn’t let him eat a whole sachet of sugar, paper and all – what horrendous parents we are!