Friday, June 26, 2009

Is This Normal?

I keep getting picked on and my own child! Bree has taken it upon herself to see how bad she can aggravate me. It has gotten more severe over the week. She hits me, pulls my hair, throws objects at me, all the while she is laughing so hard, I think she's going to bust a gut.

At first I thought it was kind of funny, but now it's just aggravating. I never got picked on this bad in school. I'm not sure what she is trying to show me, but I'm sure she means well. Maybe it's her way of having fun, or trying to see what kind of a re-action she can get out of me. My reaction is the same each time. If she's hitting me with an object (like a hairbrush), I jerk it out of her hands and throw it across the room. It hurts! I'm not really sure how I can get her out of this. Maybe it's just a phase, but I do have to find a way to let her know that hitting me is not okay.

I don't want Bree to sound like a total monster. Most of the time she's sweet and playful, but the times that she is not playing...she is picking on me. Poor me :(

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Mother Mayhem said...

You've got to be firm. What's cute now won't be so cute when she's a teenager. ;o)

I know. I'm a big help.

Samantha said...

Oh I know, and I'm trying very hard...and I hate hurting her little feelings, but I guess that's what it is going to take.

Musings of the Mrs. said...

My niece is 2 and is totally picking on my sister in law. She puts her in her crib in time out (I think mostly for her sanity). It seems to happen most when my niece is hungry, which is basically all the time. Good luck!

Samantha said...

Bree could eat all day long if I let her. I don't know if she's hungry or she just likes to eat. I should try time out though, even if it is for my sanity, because everything else I have tried doesn't work :(