These picture may make you chuckle b/c it's not happening to you. This is what i have been dealing with for the last few months. This is my son's alter ego "jackal". Literally. Tonight we were at the mall doing some innocent easter outfit shopping.
A few days ago i bought one of those little monkey leashes so that we could learn to walk with me when we go out. Used it twice - he did great, so we decided since the mall wasn't busy tonight we would break it out again and let him try again. So, we talked to him about not touching anything in the store b/c it didn't belong to us...seemed to work. No trauma...UNTIL he started touching things that didn't belong to him. I warned him that if he didn't stop disobeying mommy that he would have to get back into the stroller. He looked right at me and touched something, so i scooped him up and walked towards the stroller. I explained to him why he was getting into the stroller and then it began.
KICKING, SCREAMING, RED-FACED ANGER, MORE SCREAMING, ARCHING HIS BACK, LOUDER SCREAMING.
It took both nathan and i to force him into the stroller while onlookers probably thought we were beating him to death.
Great. Now we have to leave. So, we take our screaming son through the mall so everyone can gawk at us like we are horrible parents raising a horrible child desperately wishing our car was parked in the hallway. We got to the car, "devotional thoughts" were administered to the proper nether regions and the screaming continued. 45 min. @#$%^& (let that stand as frustration marks for any of you thinking i have taken up profanity.)
I thought consistent, thoughtful discipline yielded an obedient child? (this is not to say i haven't had my moments.)
Now, it's 4:06am. I have been up with a miserable Jackson for 3.5 hrs.
If this continues, you may want to check out my auction on Ebay for a near 2 yr. old.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Posted by Shyla at 3:49 AM