I thouhgt it had stopped. Good report cards were coming home from day care and she seemed to be more herself. BUT I WAS WRONG!
Apparently, Grace has decided to not hit or kick or bit anymore. She has graduated to pushing and pinching. Its a ton of fun, really. At any moment, around any corner, there she is---ready and waiting for you to come near her favorite-toy-of-the-moment. If you do, she will push you. A second attempt warrants a pinch/pull of your hair (and yes, she can handle both those tasks with one hand!!).
Naughty Step doesnt work anymore, taking away toys doesnt work cause all she does is scream until I cant handle it anymore, and sending her to her room doesnt accomplish much cause there are cool toys in there to play with. I raise the white flag. I am clueless on how to stop this!!
And BOSSY----where did that come from?! (Okay, Real Life Friends....no need to answer that question!!!) The other day, I took her to McDonald's for dinner (yea, yea, bad mommy....whatever!) and when she was done and I was done, I told her it was time to go home. She looked at me and said: "No go home. Finish yout juice. Right. Now."
HUH!? Excuse me?! Are you the mommy or am I? I was a little confused there for a minute!
The doctor tells me that its a phase, that she is trying to figure out who has control, and who is in charge, and all that stuff. Well, little one, its ME! And Daddy! Not you, the 2 1/2 year old is not the master of the house.
HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA! I am laughing at myself. Seriously, who am I kidding!? Of course she is the master of the house. We just can't let her know!!