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14th-Oct-2004 11:58 am
Ballistic Princess is 0 for 2 this morning... Apparently she picks today to be demon spawn of Satan!!!

I will fight with this child no longer, do you hear me? She's in her room at the moment screaming and crying at me in some form of 2 year old "I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HOPE YOU DIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEE" jibber jabber, all because I am having to wash the blanket she pissed all over and turned the TV off so she would have to play or do something constructive. So of course, being the complete drama queen she is, she goes into a full out meltdown.

It is also a REALLY bad potty training day, as she has apparently gone on potty strike. I've had to completely change her clothes twice now, and have had to get the pee stains off the couch. I am fully aware that crying and screaming and pitching a hissy fit is her only way at the age of 2 1/2 to express anger and disappointment, but there is only so much I will take before I have to send her to her room to cry, explaining that when she's ready to talk like a big girl she can come out and play.

Twice now I have sent her back to the room, the last time I gave her a drumstick and her drum to bang out her frustrations on. After much pounding from the back of the house, she seems significantly calmer now. Of course, I have just totally hexed myself.

It's getting way too quiet. She's back there right now plotting to kill me, I just know it.
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14th-Oct-2004 09:03 am (UTC)
I wouldn't trade this for anything in the world, though. Having children is not for everyone, that's for sure.

As I write this, she's totally calmed down, and is coloring a picture for me in the next room while singing a song to herself. If only adults could recover as fast, huh?
14th-Oct-2004 09:41 am (UTC)
What worked for me with Sage when she suddenly "forgot" how to use the potty was to take away her big girl panties and put the training pants back on her. She hated that and suddenly the amnesia lifted.
14th-Oct-2004 11:12 am (UTC)
We've been giving the incentive of rewards for going to the potty. 2 M&M's for #1, 3 M&M's for #2. Most days it works like a charm, but today she was acting unusually tired and spent a lot of time laying on the couch watching cartoons. Normally she watches a few in the earlier part of the morning, then we draw and play with toys. She had little interest in playing at the time, but did an hour or so before naptime. She's not acting like she is feeling unwell, so maybe she just had a restless night.
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14th-Oct-2004 11:14 am (UTC)
It's really not bad at all on most days, but once in a while she's just absolutely wretched.

The child you describe - yours, or what?
14th-Oct-2004 09:46 am (UTC)
You better watch it.

I wouldn't put it past her to bludgeon you to death with said drumstick.
14th-Oct-2004 11:14 am (UTC)
You know her all too well, Aunt Kithy..
14th-Oct-2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
Don't know why, but this choked me up.

Feeling overly emotional and raw today...

14th-Oct-2004 10:05 am (UTC)
UGH! The joys of a 2 year old! Emma scares me when she's quiet...

I had a very similar day about a week ago. Fortunately for the children I'm much calmer than I was in my youth ;)
14th-Oct-2004 11:15 am (UTC)
Today is her of day, most days she's perfectly content.
14th-Oct-2004 11:19 am (UTC)
You know, every kid has their off days. I just grin and bear it. I have mine too, after all ;)

Today is Isaac's off day *headdesk*
14th-Oct-2004 10:06 am (UTC)
If you disappear from LJ, we'll all know the guilty culprit!!

Good luck w/ the little lady, my friend. :)
14th-Oct-2004 11:15 am (UTC)
She's currently napping, and I'm taking a moment for me...
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