Psychological Warfare With A Toddler

2.4.12





Pearl earrings - c/o Scarlet Samples
Dress - Ruche
Belt - F21
Shoes - Threadsence

I love my baby, but I'm pretty much convinced at this point that she's trying to break down my sanity.

She's hit the terrible twos early - everything is "Neo!" *her 'no'* and crying temper tantrums when she doesn't get exactly her own way.  My Mama calls it karma.  Thanks Mom.  I know she's asserting her independence and that I just have to be patient, let her make as many choices as possible to give her some control, and then just show even more patience...blah, blah, blah.  *I'm not a patient person by nature*  Honestly though, I really think she's embarked on some kind of psychological warfare with me.

She wanted to go for a walk. I didn't, but after much  Neo-ing and whining I gave in and said, "Okay, fine. We'll go.  Get your hat and shoes."  She did.  I got mine, and headed for the front door.  She headed for the back.

I said, "Let's go."
"Neo" She wanted to go out the back door.
"We have to go out the front, so mama can lock the house."
"Neo"

This went back and forth for a while. 
 
I thought, "What are you doing to me kid?  I'm giving in.  I'm giving you what you want.  We're going for the darn walk!" *and by 'darn' I may mean another word*

She wouldn't budge.  It was a Mexican stand off.  That devolved into a 15 minute temper tantrum....by her, not me - let's be clear about this.

I'm convinced she's trying to make me lose my sanity.  But the joke's on her...I lost it years ago.  Haha! I win!
Oh crap, wait. 

9 thoughts:

  1. I love that dress! Good luck with your daughter! I don't have kids yet, but I'm not looking forward to that stage of life when I do!

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  2. This dress is so similar to one I have but with thinner stripes!! (Mine's here: http://xrebelangelx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/marc-jacobs.html)
    I really love it on you, you look amazing, and I love the sandals too!!
    Your daughter sounds crazy, but lovely =) Hope she moves out of this stage soon!!
    xx

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  3. Don't get your hopes up honey. My kids are 11, 7 and 4. It gets easier but their stubborness never fully goes away. Trust. In other news, your dress is just splendid! I love it!

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  4. That's super cute and summery! Can't wait until the weather is warm enough for that here!

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  5. @frannie - Nooooooo! Don't say that. I've got to have some hope to hang onto ;)

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  7. So nice to meet you through 'I love my Online Friends Monday Hop'. I LOVE THE RETRO LOOK OF YOUR POST. I'm old school so I think its gorgeous.

    Come on over for a visit!
    Yoli :)
    Apron Senorita

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  8. Awww hope you and your baby have better days again soon!!

    You look great as always!

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  9. Oh dear! I hope your toddler gets better soon! I don't know how much of that I could take! You look lovely, though! What a great summery-y outfit! I really like your nail colour!

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