I knew eventually, I'd be putting my foot in my mouth when I declared that I didn't find parenting difficult even though I always followed that statement with a "yet."
For the first time, we're at the point where I don't know what to do.
Up to this point, I feel like we've been able to take our parenting milestones in stride and sometimes we even have the "I've got this!' feeling. But lately, and especially this week, I'm at a loss.
Bug has started whining.
He whines all day long for anything and everything.
If he wants up he reaches his arms up, puckers his lips, and repeats "Ooooohhh, ooohhhh" over and over.
If he wants his daddy's vintage Hot Wheels to play with he reaches out his arm, puckers his lips, and repeats "Ooooohhh, ooohhhh," over and over.
If he refuses to eat his dinner until he gets his milk he puckers his lips, and....you get the idea.
Not only is it annoying but it's frustrating because, up, car and milk are all words he's been able to say for months.
I'm at a loss as to what to do.
|Don't let his cute little face fool you.|
Should I ignore him?
Should I repeat what he wants and tell him to use his words over and over until he finally does it?
I can out-stubborn my child any day, but then I worry that I'll be mentally scaring him and that will be his first memory - a mommy who doesn't meet his needs. And that's why I give in.
The annoyance of his whining is not as bad as me worrying that I'm impeding his development.
I went into psychology so I wouldn't screw my kids up too bad, and now I've had two instances this month already.
I guess I can count myself lucky that the hard stuff took two years to happen.
What would you do? Are your kids whiners? How did you deal?