I swear my daughter has PMS some days.
She’s 2 1/2 – well not even, but it’s just a few days away.
She has begun the excessive whining stage.
And I do mean excessive.
We can say something nice to her, like “I’m proud of you for eating like a big girl!”
Response – “I’M NOOOT!” or “I DOON’T!”…and cue crying.
What the hell?
You would think I just accused her of…of…well, I can’t even think of something so bad that I could accuse her of to make her cry like that.
And trying to talk to her when she starts up to find out what’s wrong, just makes it worse. The crying gets louder and she then tries to cling to you. So much for acknowledging her feelings and attempting to get her to express them.
So, what the hell am I supposed to do?
Today I was doing dishes and talking to the husband who was sitting on the couch. (Our kitchen faces out to the family room.)
I guess I was talking too loud or something because all of a sudden she starts crying. She was just sitting next to him watching TV. I was just talking. I was not screaming and I wasn’t even talking at her.
But there she went.
It’s just another phase. It’s just another phase that will also pass. (This is what I tell myself. Well me and everyone else tells me the same.)
Ok, but it’s a REALLY irritating one.