Thursday, February 10, 2011

Can someone please tell me?

Why is Ellie an angel for her dadda, and a little brat for her momma? I love the girl to death....don't get me wrong. But lately she has been whiney, and she pulls my hair, and hits my face, and throws tantrums in the middle of the AT&T store, and pulls my earrings....I mean, really?? Then she goes with Ben and is a complete ANGEL. What am I doing wrong! Is it because I give in when she whines and give her what she wants?
You moms out there, I need advice. I do NOT want her to grow up and start acting like dear Mckenzie in my previous post. ;)

7 comments:

  1. Ugh that is so frustratin!! I have been having a bad week with my little one, just screaming and hating me, and she is only 6 months!

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  2. Totally her age. Sophia is going through the same things. Invest in the book happiest toddler on the block, seriously the best ever. It's only like 9 dollars on amazon. But it's making a huge difference with Sophie.

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  3. hi I came across your blog looking at diffrent crafts.I must say i love all your cute crafts you have made!. That is so frustrating I have two boys and a step daughter who when we have her is horrible with my husband, her mom i dont think has ever told the child no, so it might not even be you maybe shes getting away with things whens shes with her daddy. It could also just be the age hang in there.

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  4. I love that you said you don't want her to be like Mckenzie... I have thought numerous times about that video and I'm sure Ella wishes I never saw it because I have been cracking the whip with her! ;)
    I wish I had advise, but I haven't figured it out yet either. :(

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  5. I've been dealing with the same thing. We figure it's because she's with me all day and "daddy time" is kind of a treat because he works a lot. So I'm like the veggies and daddy is the ice cream! Haha, whatever it is, I hope it stops soon...

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  6. Well my dear, I have noticed with Paityn that she is much worse with her grandma because he grandma does just that. If Paiytn throws a fit than she will get what she wants. So she constantly throws fits for her. However, Derek and I are both very consistant about not giving in to her fits and she rarely throws them anymore. She knows that if she throws a fit she gets nothing. Sure it was embarrassing the first 2 times she threw a wicked fight while we were out to eat, but she now knows that she is NOT getting out of the high chair until dinner is over, so she doesn't try. hope that helps.

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  7. Welcome to the mom club. I'm with "The Angles". Kate went through a stage like that with me around the same time. I think it is the age. Don't beat yourself up about it like I did at the time (i was sure it was me - and tried everything from giving her more attention (like that was even possible she was my first and only child) to longer naps). But it will pass, and pretty soon she will be all about mommy time, and painting toe nails, and doing make-up, and become this little angel and you won't even remember the way she smacked your face (or at least the memories will dim). Seriously, Kate loves her dad but would rather chill with mom now any day of the week. And I know other friends who have gone through the same thing. Hang in there and just keep kissing her little chubby cheeks off before they disappear. =)

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