Okay so he is not terrible, but he is driving me and everyone around him nuts. We recently moved back home and are staying with my husbands family due to financial hardships and we are both going back to school, so we just need the extra help. We have 11 people in this house. my in laws, my brother in law and his girl friend, me and my husband and our 5 kids. The house is large and it works.... however... there is alot of stuff.... just mementos and nick knacks that my in laws have collected over the years. My 6, 5, and 3 are pretty well behaved and while my 3 daughter had a finger nail polish mishap, really they are doing well. Baby is baby and really does fine. my two year old....my adorable, free spirited, loving, active two year old is not. He is having fun, oh is he ever.... he is into everything. This morning I woke up and he had gotten up before anyone eles... and ate the remainder of a chocolate turtle pie... there was about half left..... then painted the kitchen floor with the chocolate that was on his hands. He has painted his toe nails, dumped chocolate powder all over the floor, over fed the trutles, tried to give the cat a bath.... I turn my back and he bolts in effort to cause destruction and mayhem.
We do discipline... messes he makes he cleans up, and disobedience results in appropriate and prompt discipline. The other three are well behaved and are prompt to listen. HIm.... its like he is a whole new breed of child.
What I need is ideas for toys or anything that may entertain him. With the kids I always set them down with a craft project d(ie, coloring, painting, cutting paper, calk boards ect), toys, or a show.... the only things that hold my 2 yr olds attention is anything messy... so finger painting (all over his body usually), or distroying whatever toys the other kids are playing with.
I just don't know what to do to get his attention long enough for me to get anything done. The largest portion of my day is spent disciplining him and redirecting him.
Advice, suggestions, anything..... even if I can find something that will hold his attention long enough for me to run to the restroom, or switch laundry around....
Answer by 2murphyboys at 1:15 PM on Dec. 18, 2010
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