Boys Boys Boys. . .

~Sept, 2012
We had some visitors over and of course A and E were bouncing off the walls. Head butting their legs, jumping on their back and freaking out. So I chucked them both in the kitchen and told them, "You are out of control." Angrily A turns to me, hands on his hips and snaps, "No Mom! YOU are out of control!"

~Aug. 2012
A comes up to me and tells me very officially, "Mom, I'm smarter than you. I'm not smarter than Dad, but I am smarter than you."

~July 4th, 2012
A and E were wrestling today and it was A's day. He was doing really good keeping his little brother subdued, although E put up a pretty good fight. Once they were finished, Daddy and I told E he did a really good job! He looked over at Daddy M angrily from the floor and said, "No, I din not!!" he flailed his arms on the ground and continued, "He's still alive!"

~June 2012
E and A were playing T-ball today with A's new gear. I of course laid down the rules. No hitting anyone with the bat. No swinging at the ball until every body and body part is clear. Simple enough. Not 5 minutes into it, I hear a blood curdling scream from A. E runs inside, eyes big, and says, "I din'n know what I was doing!" Big brother had a pretty good goose egg on his head.

Thanks for the Help

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stubborn!

Please! Anyone!! Tell me how to deal with a 3 1/2 year old who thinks he is the boss! HelP me! I cannot stand watching him try to take matters into his own hands any longer! It's making me crazy! Within the last 5 minutes I've had to send A to his room for taking cereal from his little brother and telling him he's, "Not allowed to eat this, E. You hafta eat your dinner!" And then after his first incarceration and a few minutes of freedom, he decides to take some garbage from his brother because he's, "Not allowed to play with trash! Put it in the garbage." Where he once again puts the item above his head and runs around with it, so his brother can follow behind him screaming in protest. AND he doesn't even put this trash in the GARBAGE himself. Bah!

It's soooo annoying. What a simple concept. Don't tell your brother what to do, quite bossing him around and your life will be easier. The weight of trying to be mommy will be lifted off your 3 1/2 year old shoulders and you can go back to being a kid. I'll stop putting you in timeout and I'll stop imprisoning you in your room.... oh, and I'll stop stealing your toys as punishment as well.

Seriously, does anyone out there have tactics that work with a bossy know it all child? No, I don't want to know about books I can read. Lets be honest here, I'll have the good intention to read it, but between all the kiddy fights I have to stop and my own things getting in the way, I'll not read a book.


4 comments:

Sheri said...

Well.... since you can't just choke them and whipping them senseless isn't such a great idea either...TOo late for only a one child family.

That leaves...HHHMM sit and talk it out! Oh yeah... 3 1/2 year old that doesn't do any logic stuff.
Eat chocolate cake in front of him when he does it and say you will share when he quits being bossy : ) Seriously I have no good ideas for. Bossy (that's your term) ppl are wonderful leaders, movers, and shakers too.

Let me know what you try that works : ) LOVE YA

Sarah Moeck said...

Haha! I have no way to help but if it makes you feel better I was the bossy child :) My sisters nicknamed me Rabbit from Pooh Bear because I was "mean". And I turned out all right :) Not that it helps you now though. Good luck mommy!

K & C Dumas said...

Now I know where my Mom got those ideas from... haha, crazy how these things run full circle, I guess you could always send him to boot camp ;) ... Once you figure out the solution, write a book on it and make millions!!

K & C Dumas said...

Now I know where my Mom got those ideas from... haha, crazy how these things run full circle, I guess you could always send him to boot camp ;) ... Once you figure out the solution, write a book on it and make millions!!