further evidence that my kid's in need of a major attitude adjustment

i've mentioned how calli has developed a bit of an attitude since turning two. pretty typical. seems most every kid's affected by this particular birthday. hence the disclaimer "terrible twos". well, as she continues to embrace her role in this phase, new traits pop up that make this time in her life even more fun (dripping with sarcasm) from a parental standpoint.

i heard her talking the other morning and went to get her started for the day. i knocked on her door to see what she would do and she so sweetly asked, "who is it?". i thought i was going to melt. i opened the door and smiled at her. she promptly said, "mama? mommy? mama?". how could i have expected anything else? i told her mama was at work. she stopped everything, shot me this hard stare and followed it with a slap on the side of the crib. translation --"what the hell did you just say? don't make me slap this crib again."

this has been her response to many things as of late. the stare down and then the slap of whatever is within reach. the wall, floor, a toy or if we're lucky enough to be in striking distance, one of us. the major problem with this outburst is that it's funny as hell. mainly because she 's so completely serious. it takes everything i have to not break down when i'm trying to administer some sort of discipline. but damn it's hard.

really, what does she think she's accomplishing here?


suchsimplepleasures said...

that's so funny! my son, when he was two, used to get mad and bang his head against things. i believe he was trying to knock himself unconscious...not really but, why else would a two year old bang his head?
and...the look you get when you aren't mommy...i get that look from my son when i'm not daddy...only, his look says, don't make me slap you upside your head with my light saber!

Whit said...

At least she can't hit that hard!

Jod{i} said...

lol...well I hate to say, but the head bobbing is next..prepare prepare, as I have a Diva as well.

Sha said...

My daughter is 15 months and she has already started the hard stares and hitting and pulling... quite frankly, I am scared of what will happen when she finall hits the terrible twos.

Roth Family Adventures said...

Wow...that's supposed to start at two? We need to let our 20-month-old know so he can give us a break for a couple more months. He can feel free to resume the naughty attitude in four months.