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    SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Jillian is 2 months shy of 3 years old - we've had to discipline her a few times due to her taking toys away from her baby brother or doing other bad things around him. She has now responded like this a few times:
    Me/My Wife: That is a bad thing, Jillian. You should not do that!
    Jillian: I know. I'm sorry mommy.
    Us: ...uh. Good.

    Jillian is talking in long sentences so well, and obeys directions so well sometimes, I do forget that she's just 2, not even 3! Then something happens and bam, the emotional temperament of a 2 year old comes out and reminds me that we still have a ways to go!

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    Quoth wrote: »
    Mine can be so incredibly disobedient, it's astonishing. Perfectly simple and straightforward directions and it's like he can't even hear me.

    I can live with that. What gets me is when you give them a clear instruction to stop something and they look you dead in the eye with that little half smile, and then do it anyway.

    It's a developmental thing, I know . It's weird though, like a parenting competency check. I can tell which of my kids' peers parents failed the "no, do not give them the thing they want to get them to stop screaming multiple times a day at 18 months old" check, for example.

    I still wonder about those people. Like seriously how do you get outwitted and trained successfully by a toddler?

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    DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    My son is at the age where he comprehends what he is doing is "wrong" or against the rules, but does it anyway because he's a toddler.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    Quoth wrote: »
    Mine can be so incredibly disobedient, it's astonishing. Perfectly simple and straightforward directions and it's like he can't even hear me.

    I can live with that. What gets me is when you give them a clear instruction to stop something and they look you dead in the eye with that little half smile, and then do it anyway.

    It's a developmental thing, I know . It's weird though, like a parenting competency check. I can tell which of my kids' peers parents failed the "no, do not give them the thing they want to get them to stop screaming multiple times a day at 18 months old" check, for example.

    I still wonder about those people. Like seriously how do you get outwitted and trained successfully by a toddler?

    Because you haven't had a break in 2 years and you just want to eat your pizza before it gets cold and why didn't you ask for chocolate in your milk while I was in the kitchen?!

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    I think we are spoiled by Henry cause he just like...does everything we ask and helps as much as he can with the baby and offers her toys and stuff.

    We still have to do time out with him but it's for such little stuff that sometimes I feel bad about it - but it's like we feel like we need to discipline him in some way because we don't want good behavior to turn into feeling like he can just do whatever.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Today at the doctor he asked the doctor if he could get Eleanor's shots instead of her, because it's hard to be brave and he's her big brother so he needs to help.

    It's like Jesus kid you're a four year old

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    DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Langly wrote: »
    Today at the doctor he asked the doctor if he could get Eleanor's shots instead of her, because it's hard to be brave and he's her big brother so he needs to help.

    It's like Jesus kid

    He gave unto her an animal cracker and said "This is my body"

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Meanwhile we have Anya claiming that we have to get makeup because her baby brother needs makeup to put all over his face!

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    How else will he look fabulous?!

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    DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Meanwhile we have Anya claiming that we have to get makeup because her baby brother needs makeup to put all over his face!

    Better keep an inventory of all the Sharpees in the house

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    lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava ~~She/Her~~ Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Langly wrote: »
    Today at the doctor he asked the doctor if he could get Eleanor's shots instead of her, because it's hard to be brave and he's her big brother so he needs to help.

    It's like Jesus kid you're a four year old

    Oh goodness. My heart just melted and my eyes are leaking

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    In reality I think a lot of the problems we do have with Miles stem from the fact that our place isn't properly babyproofed. He generally knows where he's not supposed to be, but that doesn't stop him from pulling everything that isn't nailed down off our desks, and that's really our fault. We have some space issues at the moment so there's not much else to do with that stuff, unfortunately. But I would say probably 95% of the "Miles, NO!" that gets yelled throughout the day is because he pulled some random object off my desk.

    And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    Quoth wrote: »
    Mine can be so incredibly disobedient, it's astonishing. Perfectly simple and straightforward directions and it's like he can't even hear me.

    I can live with that. What gets me is when you give them a clear instruction to stop something and they look you dead in the eye with that little half smile, and then do it anyway.

    It's a developmental thing, I know . It's weird though, like a parenting competency check. I can tell which of my kids' peers parents failed the "no, do not give them the thing they want to get them to stop screaming multiple times a day at 18 months old" check, for example.

    I still wonder about those people. Like seriously how do you get outwitted and trained successfully by a toddler?

    Because you haven't had a break in 2 years and you just want to eat your pizza before it gets cold and why didn't you ask for chocolate in your milk while I was in the kitchen?!

    Well yeah, everyone has those moments. But I mean like every fucking time. I swear it's like a Pavlovian response for some parents I know. Toddler screams and thrashes, they go get a cookie while continuing a conversation like they're not even aware. And I don't mean occasionally, I mean on command 5+ times a day.

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    djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    DaMoonRulz wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Meanwhile we have Anya claiming that we have to get makeup because her baby brother needs makeup to put all over his face!

    Better keep an inventory of all the Sharpees in the house

    After a while, we really started to appreciate how washable "washable Crayola markers" actually are.

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    FortyTwoFortyTwo strongest man in the world The Land of Pleasant Living Registered User regular
    Today is my first day, alone with 43, all day.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
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    ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    My son can hold a spoon and fork and feed himself, to a degree, which is awesome.

    He still hates everything we give him, though, but it's getting better. Did a gerber graduates pasta sauce spaghettio looking thing last night, and he was really into the taste of it, but not the noodles or beefy bits. He didn't get any spoonfulls, but he definitely was into the sauce.

    Then I took out a del monte blueberry fruit puch and offered him the contents and he guzzled it down. At least he ate.

    He's also started "read me this book 30 times" phase. I'm so excited because even if I am sick of "Cows in the Kitchen" he crawls into my lap and turns the pages and points at things and it is the beeeesssst.

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    ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    Like, I might have mumbled some lines to "Going to Bed Book" in my sleep last night, but it is worth it.

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    My son had the flu the past few days. I came home from work last night and he and my wife were in the living room - he was sound asleep on the couch. He woke up, immediately continuing some discussion he must have been dreaming about that had to do with flooring and carpets and tile. We're not sure if it was Minecraft related or that we watch too many HGTV shows.

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    djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    Like, I might have mumbled some lines to "Going to Bed Book" in my sleep last night, but it is worth it.

    I really like that one -- it has a great sense of pacing, the way it slows down for the last pages is lovely.

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    JoshmviiJoshmvii Registered User regular
    I'm envious. My 21 month old daughter won't let my wife and I read books to her at all. She loves to get them out, flip through them herself and mumble read and what not, and sometimes she'll show them to us, but she's never been willing to let us read them to her and I wish she would.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    My kids obviously love each other but sometimes they fight like mortal enemies.

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    davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Joshmvii wrote: »
    I'm envious. My 21 month old daughter won't let my wife and I read books to her at all. She loves to get them out, flip through them herself and mumble read and what not, and sometimes she'll show them to us, but she's never been willing to let us read them to her and I wish she would.

    Our 14 month old is exactly the same. Really frustrates mom as she envisioned it as a thing they could do when she came home from work as part of the bedtime routine.

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    ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    Speaking of books, his favorite is definitely Cows in the Kitchen (we picked up a signed copy at the Princeton Children's Book Festival), but MY favorite is King Jack and the Dragon. Great art, fun to read, and he likes the pictures and stuff. Highly recommend.

    http://www.amazon.com/King-Jack-Dragon-Peter-Bently/dp/0803736983

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    DoctorArchDoctorArch Curmudgeon Registered User regular
    Weston now "reads" himself to sleep every night. After he's put down in his crib, he takes a book, and pages through the whole thing reciting most of it by memory. Then he moves on to the next book after "the end."

    "Woof woof said da dog. Do you want chase cat? The spidoor didn't answer she vewy vewy busy spinning web."

    He'll now do that for an hour to an hour & a half before falling asleep.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    Like, I might have mumbled some lines to "Going to Bed Book" in my sleep last night, but it is worth it.

    You should get this book for him!

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    TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    Just a brief note.

    When throwing a disposable diaper into the garbage can across the room, make sure it's thoroughly taped shut so it doesn't hit the wall and explode all over your kitchen in a shower of poop.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I was helping Grayson write some numbers and I realized that he has better handwriting than I do...

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    SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Just a brief note.

    When throwing a disposable diaper into the garbage can across the room, make sure it's thoroughly taped shut so it doesn't hit the wall and explode all over your kitchen in a shower of poop.
    I have no clue if that deserves an agree or an awesome. Really deserves a Bro.

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    DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    On the reading front, I'm kind of excited about getting an Amazon Echo just for the fact that I can tell my kids to ask it how to spell words when I get tired. I feel like I should feel ashamed for shirking some of my parental duties onto a computer, but man, sometimes I just don't want to spell anymore.

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    djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    I was helping Grayson write some numbers and I realized that he has better handwriting than I do...

    I have to very pointedly _not_ show my older kid how to write joined-up, because my handwriting is super duper terrible, and always has been; if I have a legacy to pass on to my kids, my penmanship is not going to be it..

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Today I went to Target with Anya and she was gazing longingly at the play-doh My Little Pony kit.

    Me: Maybe in the future we can get that for you.
    Anya: ... I think the future is now.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    That is deep stuff

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    EntriechEntriech ? ? ? ? ? Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Our daughter hit 5 months old last Tuesday, and promptly slept the night through 6pm to 6am two nights in a row. Back during the hell months, people told me it would get better, but gosh, it really did.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Anya rarely, raaaarely sleeps through the night. To the point of when she does we get concerned.

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    RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Today I went to Target with Anya and she was gazing longingly at the play-doh My Little Pony kit.

    Me: Maybe in the future we can get that for you.
    Anya: ... I think the future is now.

    Oh man, we just gave our daughter Play-Doh this last week. She loooves it. The very first time we gave it to her she made rocks and clouds and...puppy tails.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    My kids didn't sleep through the night, then they did, then they didn't, then they did...

    They do now but they find their way into our bed every night and it's always right up in my grill.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Yeah, ever since Anya learned to open doors we've been greeted in the morning by her.

    Also, she's really goddamn quiet when she leaves her room, so even if we have the monitor on sometimes we don't know she's awake until my mom comes in our room and says "Oh she woke up, came out, and started talking to grandpa."

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    Like, I might have mumbled some lines to "Going to Bed Book" in my sleep last night, but it is worth it.

    You should get this book for him!
    I knew what that was before I clicked the link. We have the audiobook.

    It's read by Samuel L Jackson.

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    EntriechEntriech ? ? ? ? ? Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    A book some of you might not have heard of, as it's a seemingly well-kept Canadian secret is Robert Munsch's "Love You Forever". So far neither my wife nor her mother managed to make it through the book without weeping.

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