Nothing new in the course of parenting and yet another thing that too shall pass but still worth mentioning.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
I wanted to talk a little about Madison and her current insanely annoying habit. It boils down to the fact that she is incredibly impatient. JUST like her father. If she calls my name and I take a breath to answer her she is already SCREAMING it a second time. Blood. Boiling. Sometimes I have to just leave the room because I'm so incredibly annoyed that I just want to scream back at her. Every single time she does it I explain to her that she needs to wait and that she can't scream my name like that. I tell her a better way to handle the situation. The worst part is when I'm talking to someone else and I don't answer her immediately. I try to actually ignore her to teach her a lesson but who wants to listen to a little girl SCREAM any longer than necessary. She totally understands the need to say "excuse me, Mommy" which she will do after she's been reminded to but she totally doesn't understand that she still needs to wait. Then a fun way to mix it up is when Jackson is also trying to get my attention at the same time. I just keep going back and forth ensuring both of them that I'm listening to each of them. These are fun times I tell ya.