Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bad Habits - When your two year old get's nasty!

My soon-to-be three year old said to me this morning, "Mommy, you're stupid!" I did just what I wasn't suppose to do according to the article I read here. I swirld around from the toaster and asked her in a stern voice, "What did you say?". She grinned and said it again, "Mommy, you're stupid!". Of course I know where she got that, her older brother's and sister's are always calling eachother stupid. I hate it when they do that. No matter how much I get after them, they still treat eachother that way.

The above mentioned article also mentions something else my two year old is doing right now that drives me nuts. She insists on picking out her own cloths (inappropriate for the wheather they may be), I allow it. Lately though, she has become obsessed with tags. I don't think there is anything left in her closet that has a tag on it, but she still hollers and tears off all of her clothes and claims it is hurting her. She wants to run around the house in the buff! I personally don't know how she can stand it since it isn't very warm in the house since our weather has turned cold and snowy. Usually she picks out shorts and a tank top. Sometimes her swim suit. I just can't get the child to wear a sweatshirt or a sweater! I know I am cold, I know she has to be. But, according to the article, she is exerting her independence. Oh well, I'll concede for now. Too bad they don't stay independent! But, that's another story...


Little Ol' Liz said...

Don't you love those articles by "experts" (read childless) who spout the flavor of the day? Sounds more like your daughter is a Beatles fan of the song "Hello/Goodbye." Ignoring doesn't seem to work with my kids. Usually proding for an explanation ends the discussion -- that, and being reminded that if they don't know what something means, they don't get to say it.
Clothes and kids. That's another story for another day! Good luck!

Isela said...

Hmmm, the bad words is unacceptable (LOL). We try to sit down and tell them why the word is bad, what the word means and how it can hurt people.

Your daughter and the tags: I am a no tag person--I dislike them. They do itch and they hurt and they poke out, LOL. I say cut them all off and then she can't complain, lol, but she'll find something else to cross you with, lol...kids!

Kelly (fairieknits) said...

My friends daughter also insists on pickin gout her own clothes and has a fit if she can't. To help solve the problem of a 2 year old in shorts in the snow my friend picks out 3 appropriate outfits every morning and lets her daughter choose one of the three.

Good luck with the naked thing.