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#1 -Megs-

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:14 PM

Sebastian has a severe case of terrible 2s and he's a stubborn little bugger to boot (no idea where he got that from tongue.gif). Jack and Lew skipped the terrible 2s but were very much threenagers and Ollie is nowhere near as stubborn and will generally comply with a firm tone.

But Bas, hooley dooley, it's all "no mummy!""I want dis one" "I want go dis way" "I do it!" "Mine!" "No mummy!". Nappy changes are a fight, he refuses to have his nappy changed, then once wrestled onto the change table has a fit about wanting to do it himself. Yesterday he ended up with his nappy on backwards because I got sick of fighting him and the only person he was willing to accept help from was Jack.

Wrestling over who does up the seatbelt is a regular occurance. I've tried the helping approach but he refuses to let me touch the straps at all.

It's not a communication or tantrum issue with him, he's very good at talking and his comprehension is good too. He's just an independant, stubborn little ratbag and it's frustrating as hell!!

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

Megs is it wrong this post made me giggle?! laugh.gif

When Cate is giving me crap and I'm at my wit's end (mind you she's four...the 'crap-giving' has been going on since she was 14 months wacko.gif ) my mother just reminds me that children with 'spunk' (ie 'attitude') are super smart. Apparently, one day we will rejoice in the fact our kids tantrumed and fussed and bossed because they'll be geniuses tongue.gif

"This too shall pass"

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:37 PM

Hand up here too! We had a shocking time with Ethan in the late twos, very early threes. Good luck and try not to put him out on the verge collection (believe me Ethan came "this" close!)

Isn't it a shame that you have to caveat these things with a statement that he's not atypical these days? Oops, sorry, my issue. ph34r.gif

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

Ah-huh. *nods*

My 20-month old is already well-entrenched. He gets told repeatedly that it's lucky he's cute. happy.gif I can giggle about it now because he's asleep. It's not so funny when he's screaming at me from the top of the kitchen bench.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

He is sooooooo cute and he knows when he's pushed it too far and mummy is about ready to park him out the front. That's when he suddenly wants lots of snuggles and kisses and pulls out the "I love oo mummy". Emotional manipulator tongue.gif

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:24 PM

QUOTE(-Megs- @ Apr 22 2013, 07:14 PM) View Post

He's just an independant, stubborn little ratbag and it's frustrating as hell!!


I can very very very much relate to this!!!!
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#7 Porthos

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

QUOTE(-Megs- @ Apr 22 2013, 08:06 PM) View Post

He is sooooooo cute and he knows when he's pushed it too far and mummy is about ready to park him out the front. That's when he suddenly wants lots of snuggles and kisses and pulls out the "I love oo mummy". Emotional manipulator tongue.gif



I love it when they emotionally manipulate me like that - works every time wub.gif blush.gif

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:43 PM

He was in fine form today, demanded "yellow coloured ice cream" for breakfast (yeah no), changed his nappy ready to do the school and kinder run, then went to hunt up pants for Lewis (our vague/easily distractable child wink.gif ) and next thing Bas was strutting down the hallway having ditched the nappy for a pair of the older boys jocks (inside out of course). Then refusal to come inside when we got home from drop offs. Hid behind the curtains in his room for his next nappy change....

We were sitting on the couch after morning tea having a cuddle and he declared he wanted to go home. I've been keeping an eye out for a space ship but no sighting yet.....

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 03:52 PM

It's like deja vu!

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

QUOTE(flowerrose @ Apr 23 2013, 04:52 PM) View Post

It's like deja vu!


Did the spaceship eventually show up for you or were you waiting in vain? laugh.gif

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

Put it this way, I wouldn't hold your breath!

Ethan was exactly the same, get them all ready for the kindy run and.....nope, he's naked again apart from his socks and arm floaties (of course) and a tiara.

He would talk (in his limited capacity) of going home too. Strange little space aliens that they are. wub.gif


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE(flowerrose @ Apr 23 2013, 04:18 PM) View Post

Ethan was exactly the same, get them all ready for the kindy run and.....nope, he's naked again apart from his socks and arm floaties (of course) and a tiara.


I am liking his style biggrin.gif That child is going to grow up and be one classy individual who is not afraid to be 'out there' - trust me. And kids like that are ultimately the cool ones (always) wink.gif




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