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We live in and apartment on the fourth floor and HAVE to walk up four flights of stairs to get to the top! Usually I do all of my big grocery runs only when my husband is with me so I can walk our 2 and a half year old up while he does the bags. Anyway occasionally when hubby is not home I need a few things for dinner, etc. and every time we get back from the store and have to walk the stairs (just me and my son) my son poops around on the stairs or finds something like a rock or stick he's wants or just plain puts up a fight to walk up! You can imagine....I can't hold him because of all the things I have in my hands and he is perfectly capable of walking right in front of me! So today yet again we try going up the stairs and it starts off like this...in the car I say "son, you and mommy are going to walk up the stairs, I need for you to be a good boy and walk up with me' ok? So we start off ok, he sees a stick, "ok, get the stick and let's keep walking, these things are heavy"! Then he wants to sit and play with the stick, "no son, lets get thes upstairs then we can come back down and play"! He won't budge....now I'm hot, sweaty and ticked! "Son! Get up right now, walk! Walk! Walk!" He starts to throw a fit, so now I look like an unraveled crazy woman, he's crying, it's mess! We walk up the stairs, crying continues, me yelling "walk" continues! We get inside, and now I'm just fed up with this crap, it happens every time, and I'm sure the neighbors think I'm a b*tch! So we get in and I yell at him:( "son, this happens every time and mommy is sick of it, just sick of it!" Scoff!!!! I feel so bad for yelling at him and being a army soldier on the stairs and I don't want people thinking I'm a bad/mean mom yelling at my child! I love him more than life but this going up the stairs and him not co operating is for the damn birds!Answer Question
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