…Oh yes, this is where we are, right now. Mr H calls it Parrot mode. I think we’ve been lucky to escape it until now if I’m honest. Lil G is most definitely a Threenager at present! Testing every boundary, tantrums in public (galore), one day he abides by the reward chart *punches air*, the next its complete deviance. Ooh I ought a. When I mention taking away some of his stars so as not to reach the next reward I hear this… ‘take my stars away then mummy’. I am not afraid to admit that I am at a loss when he throws that back at me, all cocky like. How can I come back from that?! Little monkey. Kids ey, eek.
Lil G is very much enjoying the ‘I will repeat everything you say’ phase. I remember being fascinated with it myself as a young girl. Much to the annoyance of everyone around me I am sure. An interesting phase to say the least!
We are most definitely having to think before we speak at the minute. As is everyone around him. As someone who uses the odd swear word in my everyday vocabulary this is proving rather difficult. Mr H is forever reminding me. If the wrong word falls out of my mouth Lil G is there ready to lap it up, repeat it several times and then depending upon our response continue to repeat it until he finds something else to amuse himself with. He even repeated my latest slip up to Nanny and to the staff at Kindergarten! Eek.
I got caught out this week when having a little bit of road rage. Ooh I’m a bad mum! Ha ha. Clearly some commuters need to read my ‘routine’ post and add a little extra time to their schedule in a morning rather than shouting at me! I may have been pushed to muttering some rather unpleasant words & going a little red in the face. There may have been steam! Lil G went on to question ‘what’s a ….’ and ‘Don’t be angry mummy, I’ll save you’. Bless his heart. Don’t you just love the innocence of a child. How at the minute he doesn’t realise that mummy said a naughty word and if Mr H knew I would be in DEEP trouble. It’s our little secret kid …. ssshhhh don’t tell Daddy!
What ‘thing’ is your little one going through?