For the love of all things holy.
Mr. Jenkins... just pick up the dadgum fork.
I am here to tell you... that this fork resulted in a 40 minute battle of wills one night this week.
And these shoes...
And believe it or not, the request to pick up these alphabet magnets took about 30 minutes of my life that I will never get back.
I cannot believe the things that can cause a melt-down of epic proportions.
And I know there is that saying about picking your battles, and I really do try to pick them, but sometimes I end up dying on a hill I never intended to even climb!
I mean, who would have thought that telling the boy to pick up the fork he just threw across the room would make him morph into some frothing, red-faced, Tasmanian-devil-child?
I feel like I have been trying some of the "traditional" discipline methods with him and not getting any where. He seriously goes out of his mind in anger and stubbornness and becomes a totally irrational, wild, little beast.
Are there some creative ideas you mommies of strong willed little ones can offer me?!
We seriously need some help.