Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wonderbaby Gone Bad?

Look at this baby. Have you ever seen anything so sweet? WELL, he is completely tricking everyone! Is it possible that my sweet boy has turned into the devil overnight? Does this happen? Is it POSSIBLE?! Evans has been so bad the last two days that by about 3:30pm I start to wonder if I can have a drink yet and by 6:00pm I'm pulling my hair out. I don't know where we have gone wrong. He is throwing food in restaurants, throwing his sippy cup, grabbing bowls of his food and dumping them overboard the high chair. He doesn't want to sit in his highchair in restaurants, he doesn't want to kiss me and he SCREECHES. Last night he dumped a whole bowl of pastina (thinking TINY MINUTE pieces of pasta) into my mom's kitchen rug. As I was on the floor picking them up with my fingers, which was not an easy task, he threw his cup full of milk on top of my head. I was defeated. He has been pitching fits, swats at my face and I'm nearly positive he has tried to bite me. Today at lunch he started throwing his grilled cheese (that I'm sure cost about seven dollars) overboard and I took his hand and spanked it and said no. I didn't think he would really understand it but I had HAD IT. What I did not expect was when he tried to SPANK ME BACK. I was ready to throw him overboard. And I rarely feel like this with him. I have to say that after his afternoon nap he was much more mild mannered and not nearly as ill behaved but still. This better be a phase. A phase that lasts two days. Cause I'm over it.

11 comments:

Donna said...

no he will be this way for a while...so look foward to being crazy..lol...

Leslie said...

Welcome to the toddler years, the terrible twos start at age one and don't ever end... J/K! Some days will be worse than others, but just think of how frustrating it must be to not be able to tell anyone what you need!
Graham has recently started banging his head on the floor when he is mad and then he beats the crap out of me when I pick him up. I wish I knew what went on in their little heads!!!
Hang in there!!

Gannie said...

Don't you talk about my baby boy.... He's the sweetest boy ever and would not do anything bad !!

The Granthams said...

Hang in there, Gleatie. It does get much better when they can actually communicate what they want. But at age 3, we're still fine tuning that, and I have a feeling we'll be working on it for awhile. I tell James quite often that his being cute saves his life sometimes!

The Koch Family said...

I have drinks before 6p all the time on days when I am home with Watson...for my sanity and his well being! haha! We have gotten into these things some too- it sux...especially when they don't care that you pop them!

Tasha said...

Has there been anything going on with YOU lately? A lot of times when we are going through something, stress, sadness, anger, and esp happiness, our little ones picks up on it. I notice a lot that my actions and moods seem to carry over to the way Blair behaves. Also, he is a toddler of course. Blair hit this phase around 17 mo. She also tends to be a lot more angry during the week when Matt is gone all the time in the Fall and she perks up on the weekends. I think it will pass and we have ALL had those days. We just hit the twos and WOW they are serious fits involved! Hang in there, you are a great mommy and that's a precious sweet baby boy you got there!

Tiffany said...

Is he teething? Mine turned into a different baby when his top two came in! He'll be back to his normal sweet self in no time.

J, T and Theo B. said...

the person who mentioned the communication thing is on to something: start signing with him. i can give you a book on baby signs. it's SIMPLE and AMAZING how fast they pick things up. could be that he is cutting his 1 yr molars and the thought of chewing/eating freaks him out b/c it HURTS like mad but he has no way of telling you this except by throwing the food as far away from him as possible...poor thing. good luck. signing is awesome for so many reasons; highly recommend it!!

Farrah said...

Sorry Sarah, but it's here for a while. You will still have those sweet moments, but the bad tend to overshadow those. Hang in there. This too shall pass...and then you have another issue to deal with. Welcome to parenthood baby!!!

morgan823 said...

Like most of the other comments, I wanted to say it's here to stay for a while. Just know when you think you might go crazy you aren't alone. I have a 4 year old and almost 2 year old and we still have meltdowns at 4. Granted they are getting better but no one tells you anything past the terrible 2's (which start at 1)! :)

susanne said...

Still the cutest baby EVER!! Though, the throwing has to go.