My son is 3yrs.I love him to death, but he gets on my nerves at times too.He's the right age for that I guess.Sometimes I know that these are the days when he just needs that extra attention and I give it to him.Other times I just don't have the strength for that.Those are the days I may ask someone else to take over for just a little while, I don't get that treat very often though.When no one else can help out, I lay him down for a nap, or make him stay in his room for a few minutes.Then I pray and laugh.A lot of times though, just calling a friend or family member and talking about it for a few minutes gets me reprogrammed to deal with him.
Discipline him every single time he displays that unacceptable behavior though (time out,take away toys,turn off cartoon)and tell him "no".Be very consistent.
As a mom, you'll have those days when he just gets on your nerves,but it doesn't last forever.
at 12:40 AM on Jul. 15, 2008