Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Bad Mommy Weekly: First Edition
Ryan Ashley Scott is brilliant; this post is exactly what I need today and, well, what I've needed almost every day for the past two weeks or so. Visit her at Optimistic Cynicism to play along.
The toddler has been the epitome of disagreeable these past two weeks. He has pushed every limit I've ever set. He has purposefully peed in places pee should never be peed. He has pinched my ear repeatedly instead of rubbing it just because I say "ouch, that hurts mommy!" And he has eaten dog treats just because I asked him not to eat those treats. Today it's been worse than what it has been: he has repeatedly thrown toys at my face, repeatedly climbed on my aching back despite my yelps that he's hurting me and disobeyed almost every request I've given him all day. But this post isn't called the Bad Toddler Weekly. Nope, it's called the Bad Mommy Weekly. And I've been a bad mommy today because I've reached my limit.
I'm currently hiding in the bathroom with both doors shut because he just won't stop bullying me, and I have run out of options.
I'm waiting for my hubby to get home and hoping he arrives in the next 30 minutes. This probably makes me a bad mommy but the toddler is safely playing in his play room, and I just don't know how to deal with his direct defiance any more today.
This seemed like a more appropriate idea than what was happening merely ten minutes ago. Ten minutes ago he managed to lock himself in the bathroom with all of the lights off ... there are no windows in our bathroom either, so he was submerged in darkness just sitting on the rug next to the sink. I had a very peaceful five minutes until he asked me to let him out. I might have ignored the first request. And then I felt guilty, so I went over to the door and used a hanger to unlock it from the outside.
And then he climbed on my back for a second time and injured my hip after I asked him to stop. And I finally hit the wall. So here I am in the bathroom. And here I will stay until the enforcer gets here.
In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas as to how I can get my normally really sweet toddler to return, give them to me! Please! I beg of you!
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