My 2 year old and I are having a battle... and she is winning. I'm trying REALLY hard to keep up the house. She is a HORRIBLE mess maker and absolutely refuses to help pick up. I had a baby 4 1/2 weeks ago. I only have a few minutes every day where he will let me put him down long enough to do anything around the house, and when I do get that time, I can't ask my daughter to help pick up her toys because she throws a HUGE fit, wakes the baby up and then I can't do ANYTHING. She won't listen to anything I say, she pretty much does whatever she wants all day and ignores me.
I spend time with her one on one every day and I know she's adjusting to having a brother, but oh my god, I can't keep my house clean, I can't get her to listen to me, and I can't run my house the way I need to when she is so badly behaved!
Answer by Syphon at 6:07 PM on Sep. 7, 2010
Answer by louise2 at 6:10 PM on Sep. 7, 2010
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Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 6:23 PM on Sep. 7, 2010
Do you have your mom around? Do you ever ask her for advice? Take your baby. Put him in his crib. And clean up one room. Letting him cry for 10 min will not hurt him. JMO. If you stop holding him 24/7 he will not fuss so much. Like my mom has said. Learn how to do things with one hand. Kid in one arm, one arm free to do stuff around the house. When you do have time to clean. Pick up all the toys and put all them up but a few.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:50 AM on Sep. 8, 2010