The little one seems to be getting naughtier by the day! NO and gimme gimme are her favorite words. Whether she understands them or not, that’s a different story.
Gimme susu-milk, gimme maam maam, gimme book, gimme gimme while pointing to random objects…….and no matter how many times I emphasis the PLEASE, it goes on with a deaf ear. She only uses the P word if I hold back whatever she wants but sometimes that doesn’t work coz then she’ll go on a screaming spree and whatever I say after that is like pouring water on a duck’s backside! Sometimes she tries the coy sly way of planting a kiss to my lips before asking for something.
Bath time is also almost impossible; she hates water on her hair. Changing and blow drying her hair can also be a challenging feat. God knows what she’s hiding under that mop at the rate she’s so protective over it.
She doesn’t listen to us anymore…..she insist in walking by her own showing so much hatred for her stroller. Sometimes when she runs off to wherever her legs wants her to go, and when we call out to her to follow us, she looks straight past us and walks wherever she wants to go! Grocery shopping with her around has become an impossible task.
Run run run…that’s all she wants to do. She has however mastered the art of breaking her fall by quickly putting out her hands first. I told the husband at least she knows how to protect that cute face, lol.
Out of all the rooms in the apartment, she wants to go to the kitchen! Every single time. Maybe coz she knows there’s a whole lot of maam maam in there? And we close off the kitchen door, she proceeds to bang it and finds ways for us to open it. Despite warning her that the kitchen is off limits, she insist in hanging around there while I cook.
Lord please help us and let this Terrible Two phase go by quickly!! Yea she’s not even 20 months yet and she’s already showing these traits.
So I came across this article the other day about putting toddlers as young as one for time-outs.
Sure, it’s a very western concept but I was skeptical. Coz how the heck do you get a 1-2 year old toddler to listen to you and stay put? As it is, they don’t understand you most of the time, what more listen to your instructions? Some parents too did comment and say time-outs don’t work for kids under 3 but of course I wanted to check it out myself
The idea of Time-out is to get them to face the wall by sitting on a chair where they can’t reach the floor for a good 2 minutes to ‘reflect’ what they have done. I thought the chair bit would be dangerous coz my naughty monkey would just jump off it anyway.
So I asked her to stand with her hands up on the wall, lol. Instead of reflecting, she thought this was a game.
She stood like this for a few seconds. Then she realized this was actually fun!
Oooo photo frame….seriously short attention span just like her father!!
Uh oh mom’s staring at me, let me just stare back and give her my I’m-cool look
Har har mom, I iz defeating your orders by enjoying this game.
Run run run….
Manja face with mom. Just when I thought that perhaps it might have worked a little….
She goes and does this despite telling her not to go close to the TV! It’s not a touch-screen device for god’s sake. YUP in conclusion Time-Outs dont work for toddlers at all!! At least not for the naughty ones.
And this was the very next day after her time-out. She insist on standing in front of me while I change and put on my makeup thesedays. She watches closely and tries to mimic whatever I do. For the past one month it’s been mommy mommy mommy, I have no idea why she’s extra clingy thesedays.
So with access to my wardrobe, she did this. Oh hai, I am Little Red Riding Hood. Currently her favorite book btw
And then last night, for the first time ever she thought it was be ‘cool’ to bite and leave her teeth mark on our coffee table!!! I was wondering why the hell she was squatting down by the table when I saw the marks on the table. Why baby girl, whyyyy??!
Incase you’re wondering, YES toddlers have bloody strong teeth like a brick, how I know? Coz one fine night out of boredom I thought it would be funny to put my finger in her mouth and that kid bit the heck out of my fingers leaving her fang prints on it. She thought it was funny and proceeded to laugh her head off.
Hey I never once claimed to be wise so….:D
Grrrrrr, stop blaming me for shit I didn’t do old lady. For the record, I actually told her to give me her angry face hence this photo. There are days she tries that look on us and I tell her not to play around with the god damn person who invented that look in the first place.
Sigh. Terrible Twos……..sho sho, please go away. I want my angelic lil baby girl back.
P.s: Time out sucks! I think they only work for white kids or something. Our asian kids are just too hyper. Husband blames it on the milk. I blame it on him for sending a naughty trooper if you get what I mean