We are off to "school" tomorrow morning and I'm trying to prepare myself for another meltdown when I leave her. Last week I even tried to tell her multiple times that we'd go get ice cream after I picked her up if she didn't cry when I left. No chance of that... and no ice cream. I'll try it again, but I'm sure it won't work. Her poor teachers...
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
She hates me.
I don't know if it's just that Anna is a typical bipolar 2 year old, if she knows that her world will somehow be flipped upside down soon with a newborn on the way, or if it's just that she hates me... We DO NOT get along lately. We had a big fight tonight about dinner. I let her get down when she wanted from the table, but told her that she wouldn't get anything else to eat until she ate a little more dinner. This sometimes works. All she ate were her peas. Of course, she said, "ok" and got down from her chair. Later on, I got a bowl of cereal and she came over to me wanting some. I told her that if she'd eat some more dinner then I'd get her some cereal. She moped around for a while, playing with toys, reading, etc. She then started saying she was hungry. So what did I do? I told her to eat some more dinner. The screaming began. I was calm and tried to reason with her without going back on my word. I'm way too hard headed to give in. So she went to bed early. I even gave her a very rare second chance and asked if she wanted to get out of bed to finish eating. She agreed, but only ate 2 more peas and began crying again telling me she didn't want to eat, but that she was still hungry. Sorry chick... Off to bed again. She cried for a long time in her room and has finally stopped.
Posted by Ashley at 10:40 PM