This and that

I’ve been feeling a bit down this weekend.  Squidge is driving me crazy.  She cries all.the.fraking.time.  She’s being willful and stubborn and just difficult.

Me: Squidge, you’re doing the pee pee dance.  Lets go pee.

Squidge: NOOOO NOOOOO CRY THROW SELF AGAINST WALL.  HIT HEAD ON TABLE.  CRY!! CRY!! CRY!!

Me: Squidge, lunch/supper is ready, come eat.

Squidge: CRY!! CRY!! CRY!! NOOOO NOOOOO CRY THROW SELF AGAINST WALL.  CRY!! CRY!! CRY!!

Me: Squidge time to get dressed.

Squidge: CRY!! CRY!! CRY!! NOOOO NOOOOO CRY THROW SELF AGAINST WALL.  CRY!! CRY!! CRY!

Me: Squidge put your coat on we’re going to the shops.

Squidge: CRY!! CRY!! CRY!! NOOOO NOOOOO CRY THROW SELF AGAINST WALL.  CRY!! CRY!! CRY!!!

This goes on all day every day.  I think today I lost my mind a bit.  I need drugs.  I need alcohol!!  I need a vacation!!

I’ve been trying to compose a post but I’m just to damn tired.  I’m tired from the constant battles.  She’s only 2 what the hell is it going to be like when she’s a teenager!!  OMG someone please kill me now.

It’s not all bad, this weekend we did this.

14 Comments

  1. ally
    November 18, 2008 /

    Oh, I feel for you, I really do. My newly turned three year old has been acting the same way, but he just came down with a serious cold and has been refusing to nap. It’s really painful. FOR ME.

    Hang in there. Keep taking those beautiful photos and get plenty of rest.

  2. Julia
    November 18, 2008 /

    it gets better – I promise! Mine all went through these delightful ‘devil child’ phases and for the most part have come out the other side. Having said that, my oldest boy has been a royal pain in the arse this last week 🙂 Maybe we should switch them??? Keep the little sods on their toes!

  3. November 18, 2008 /

    they all seem to go through that phase. i think it’s even harder when the weather turns and your stuck in the house with them!!

  4. SCM
    November 18, 2008 /

    Oh dear. I’ve heard it gets better. Hang in there.
    Have a hug x

  5. rachel c-j
    November 18, 2008 /

    Well, the good news is…SHE SOUNDS COMPLETELY NORMAL!

    She needs a dose of my Noah’s angelicism…lets get them together (and not at football)

  6. habitual
    November 18, 2008 /

    This is the part where aunties with no kids start smiling like the Grinch… you know that slow, evil grin? Where the edges of his mouth curl up? *evil laugh*

    All kidding aside…. I hope this phase passes quickly. Squidge is too damn cute to have tantrums!

  7. Suburban Mum
    November 18, 2008 /

    You should come up to town and meet me for lunch some time. Or better still, after work for a drink. What say you? x

  8. November 18, 2008 /

    Hey Lindy…now I know what your getting for Christmas…a security camera
    Lactose bandits? What’s next?! I’m so angry

  9. Jennifer
    November 19, 2008 /

    Drugs definately help, along with red wine.

  10. November 19, 2008 /

    Totally agree she’s totally normal!! And yep drugs certainly help (for both of you!)
    No really, she didn’t seem to cry loads yesterday I’d bet its just cabin fever from the rubbish weather. But in the mean time..more drugs!

  11. Teddy
    November 19, 2008 /

    She is completely normal. My two usually have a grumpy stage between 5-7pm most nights – just when I am trying to get dinner going…aaaggghhhh!!!!!! Still, the cute bits make up for all the horrible bits. I totally think a girls night out is the order of the day when it cam be arranged. You are also welcome to come and have tantrums with our two in Cambridge if you ever fancy it. Love my little village.

    Adore looking at the photo’s and its nice to know that all our little angels can be right little #####@@@@ sometimes.

    Teddyxx

  12. loni
    November 21, 2008 /

    Ugh, there’s nothing worse than a child crying and whining all day! I’ve recently developed a theory, that the terrible two’s and the tumultuous three’s are a trial run of the teenage years. Kind of a “okay, how do I deal with a person who is completely emotional and irrational and taking it all out on me?!”. An opportunity to get in a little trial and error before they can remember and hold a grudge.

    I LOVE these pictures too! The first one with the all the brick is fantastic.

  13. November 21, 2008 /

    HUGS! parenting is so hard. I’m thinking of you. Maybe try giving her more choices when it doesn’t matter.

    I find if I ask a question that gives her a choice she cooperates better. Let’s say the potty example. “ooo mommy has to go pee (do a little potty dance yourself) do you want to go pee before me or after me?”

    “Hey Squidge, hop on up to the table and tell mama what color cup you want to use for lunch.”

    “Do you want to put her pants on first….or your shirt?”

    “let’s see who can put their coat on first.” then you struggle with yours…and make it silly.

    I really have success with this stuff. Make it seem like fun. 🙂 Let me know if you try it.

  14. November 22, 2008 /

    Sadly… it sounds like you’ve just written a post about Zoe. 3 years old is so much harder with Zoe then 2 years old was. Sigh.