I've decided that Monkey see, Monkey do is only cute when you teach your child something fun to say or do. Not when they pick up other kids actions while getting in trouble.
"I AM CALMING DOWN!!!!"
That's not calming down.
"DON'T YELL AT ME!!!!!"
Well maybe you shouldn't do something that you're not supposed to.
That's never a good thing to say to mommy.
"I WILL NOT GO IN TIME OUT!"
Fine, then go to your room and scream and cry.
"I DON'T WANT TO LISTEN!"
Those are just a few of the sayings he's picked up from an older child. What do you even do about it? Stern warnings don't work. Yelling doesn't work. Time outs don't work. Taking away treats don't work. I mean, come on! He's gone 3 years of his life not acting like this and now he decides to.
This feeling of losing my grip on punishing is annoying. Listening has gone out the window at times. I try to explain to him that I don't like it and that it's not polite and that he should act like (insert name here) because he just gets introuble all of the time. But none of that even works!
What'sa mother to do, eh? (Canadian speak...Degrassi is on, what?) Bah-humbug. If there were only a button to just make it stop, ya know? Not sure that's even possible...the stopping, not the button. I assume only time will tell (unless assuming will just make an ass out of you and me. Bahaha that's funny).
On the better side...his eating habits are fabulous.
Mini Hot Dogs (Pigs in a blanket, anyone?)
Green beans (only once...blah)
In all honesty the whole "You have to try it before you say you don't like it" is amazing. Or as my friend says "You need to take a No Thank You Bite." Hilarious. And all I can say is that almost every NEW thing he eats he says... "Mmmm!! That's yummy!" I totally had to play up the fish sticks though.. (disgusting in my eyes). It's okay though, he doesn't know that!
He only looks innocent.
Deep down he acts like a crazy person.