I need so much help... My 3 year old can be such a monster!!!!!!!!
My 3 year old boy is so amazing! He is super smart and creative and fun!
I have stayed home with him during the day since he was born. But the past year I have started working from home a bit. I make clothing and wigs.
I don't know even where to start.... When he is bad.. he is completely out of control.. but not in the normal ways I hear or see about. As soon as my back is turned he is in the kitchen in the fridge feeding our groceries to the dogs or dumping out milk. And this isn't limited to during the day! He will wake up in the middle of the night to destroy my kitchen and my house with food items.. I woke up one morning to cinnamon sugar dumped ALL OVER my house.. Yesterday it was baby powder from my makeup which I still don't know how he got into it!
We tried baby proofing. He has broken 2 baby gates by smashing into them and breaking them open. So we bought a mainly metal gate and he managed to render that useless as well. Refrigerator straps worked for a minute but the kid can smash a baby gate.. the adhesive didn't stand a chance.. then he just got into the dry goods anyways.
He also will NOT stay in his room at night! EVER! He is always waking up at about 2 or 3 am to get up and cause destruction around the house!!!! Again we tried all kinds of Baby proofing knobs and what not.. but he managed to get them all off. We even super glued them to one of the doors (by accident). We tried duct taping them together so he couldn't pry them off. Its really quite insane. Nothing works.
I now have to sleep on the sofa in the living room so I know when he gets up in the middle of the night so i can send him back to bed only to be woken up again 10 minutes later.
I work at a Bar on the weekends and don't get home till 3am so this gets soooo exhausting! So much so that normally I cant even get up and am totally exhausted.
He always accepts his punishment but then turns around 20 minutes later and does it AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!
I just started sending him outside to play when I have to work so I can still see him but he can only destroy the back yard.. he has now taken to pulling things from the garage outside and ruining those.
I know most of this stems from curiosity.. But as much as I would LOVE to play with him all day every day we still have bills that need paying and since I stay home with him I have to work when I can.
If anyone has any advice or super awesome baby proofing methods please help. This has been going on for about 6 months and I have been WAITING for him to grow out of it or SOMETHING.. but no signs yet.