Hubby thinks I'm being mean but with an infant fixing to join us next month I am done with DS whining. When he wakes up from his nap he refuses to speak. He cries if he wants something and expects us to figure it out and then cries and screams and kicks if we get it wrong. He is two and can speak very well so there is no reason he can not ask for what he wants.
So today I knelt down and told him "mommy can't understand you when you cry. You need to use your words like a big boy." Instead, he threw himself on the floor and pitched a fit so I told him he had until the count of three to stop crying and talk to me or he was going to his room. He screamed louder so I put him in his room and told him he could come out when he was done crying and wanted to talk to me.
Then DH starts in on me. "Well he probably just wants a drink. You don't have to be mean to him."
Then he can ask for one! I'm going to have an infant soon whose only means of communication is crying. I can't handle two kids crying at me for everything and since he's the one who can talk, he's the one that is going to stop.
He only does it for the hour or so after naptime though! Any other time he's polite, articulate and very well behaved. I don't get it.
Just needed to vent. Crying cuts right through me when it's a kid who's more than capable of asking for what they want.
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