I have been fortunately blessed with a very good natured, mild-mannered child (she takes after her father). She is crazy well behaved (yes I know this will change any day now) but there are certain things she just loves to do that she is not supposed to do, and no matter how many times I tell her no, she continues to do them.
|What? What did I do? You can't be made at this face!
The second instance is when she decides to swipe her tray with her hands and again make all her food hit the ground. I thought at first this was a sign of her being done, but no, I have come to find out she just likes to do it...especially when the food is extra messy and hard for me to clean up. I will put pieces of fish on her tray, and some vegg, and she will go crazy and swipe her hands back and forth on the tray making her food fly everywhere. The pooch loves this, I do not. Again I grab her hands and say "Do Not Do That M" but she looks at me with that snaggly tooth smile and my anger immediately subsides...until five minutes later when I have fish in my hair.
Another thing she constantly does is fall back from a seated position - mostly in the bath tub. She thinks this is extra hilarious, but it boils my blood. No matter how many times I tell her not to do it, she continues to do it. Little does she know that if I wasn't there to grab her she would seriously hurt herself. I hold the back of her head and force her to sit up, but she continues to push against my hand laughing hysterically. At that point I just take her out of the bath because I can't deal with it anymore. I think this is something she does in her crib (where she still wears her helmet and can land safely on her mattress) and doesn't realize that she could actually hurt herself doing this in the tub.
There are other things I tell her not to do (put the dogs leash in her mouth, drop her sippy cup on the floor no matter where she is) but she either doesn't understand what No means, or does and loves to drive me crazy. I am hoping for the former, but I suspect it is the latter.
Any advice Mamas? How do you get your toddler to understand that NO means NO and not do it again and again until your Mama is driven to drink multiple glasses of wine???