Posted by NormHayes | Posted in Her Silly Daddy | Posted on 11-05-2012
In no way, shape or form am I comparing my daughter to a “Sour Patch Kid,” but the behavior comparison is sometimes very similar. The hitting, followed by a hug. The pinch of the leg followed by a “Love you Daddy!” The submission of the cat followed by a “I’m sorry kitty.” I know that sometimes the sour/sweet combo is for attention but I also think (just from watching her from afar) that it’s purely the 2yr old impulse.
She is learning boundaries by testing the waters…seeing what she can get away with. It’s hard not to laugh sometimes, but it’s my job to teach her (at her pace) what is/isn’t OK. I know this happens to a lot of parents and I think it’s completely normal so I’m trying to guide her, as best I can, to thinking about her actions first before she simply acts. Does that make sense? I’m thinking about dressing her up as a Sour Patch Kid for Halloween…is that wrong? J/K
I’m noticing more and more that she is prone to acting up more when her mommy is home. If it’s just me and her, she’s a completely different kid. It’s the weirdest thing! She has even entered this phase where mommy needs to do everything…”no daddy, I want mommy to get it!”….”no daddy, I want mommy to get me!”…etc. Does it hurt my feelings? Yeah, sometimes…..but I keep reminding myself that she’s only 2 and she’s constantly learning. Does that happen to others as well (or vice versa where the child only wants Daddy and not mommy?) I’m interested to know……