There has been much discussion in our house as of late regarding the 2.5 year-old and if and when she’ll grown horns and a tail.
That’s not really true, there is actually no real dispute over whether she is the spawn of Satan.
The dispute lies in the question: “If Princess Peanut is the Spawn of Satan-which parent is Satan?”
Yeah, that’s the sort of dinner conversation we have around here.
I would have to argue that Kaiser is Satan, as no one as angelic as I could ever be compared to Beelzebub . I’m sure he’ll disagree and give you some nonsense about my wild ways. Don’t believe a word.
In the meantime, while we decide exactly which parent is the devil…I’m picking up a copy of “Parenting the Strong Willed Child” and probably some more wine. I’d love your discipline advice if you have any. Last night she threw a boot at my head and didn’t seem to care I took away her puppy. Time-outs seem to um, only enrage her further and entrench her defiance. I’m getting a lot of typical “NO!” “I WILL NOT” and “NO YOU CAN’T!” which is usually accompanied by her arms folded or her hair flip. Sassy. She’s sassy.
I need to break her will.
I’ve pretty much done it all-taking away toys, time outs, etc. etc. She sleeps in the same room as her brother so that can be a problem at bedtime. Either way-I’m out of ideas and am going to resort to duct tape and a strong box to ship her to a convent if you guys don’t help me.
Hellllp meeeeeeeeeee interwebs…you are my only hope. Not to mention, her father is Satan.