Holy hell, I have a crazy little boy on my hands. How does a two year old get under my skin that much? Is this normal? It’s times like this that I question whether or not I want (and could even handle) another child.
You would think that after preschool I would feel refreshed… After all, I just had a five hour break, right? It would seem that way, at least that’s how I was hoping when I went to pick up Monkey today. He was all cute when I got to his classroom and my heart melted.
Then we walked to the car and he started to let go of my hand. He’s been doing this a lot lately and it’s really frustrating. If only he could understand why he needs to hold my hand… you know what I mean? Well anyways, then he slipped his little hand out of mine and took off. He was running into the woods and wouldn’t stop.
You should have seen me: I had his backpack, lunch kit, art work, purse, keys, nap mat, and pillow in my hands. Plus, my feet were really slippery because I used that heeltastic stuff to get rid of the cracked looking heels I had going on. Bad idea. I couldn’t run after him. I calmly walked over to him, I mean, I didn’t want the other parents to think I’m crazy, and he ran even further. I just wanted to throw my hands up in the air and give up.
I’m so over this toddler behavior.
Finally I got him, picked him up because he wouldn’t come calmly, and we set out for the car. He was freaking out and screaming the whole time – It was so awful.
Since he didn’t nap at preschool (just my luck), I figured he might be mellow at home. You know, because he was tired from an exhausting school day. Nope, not the case at all.
He was BAD. I’m not even kidding. For the next 6 hours he was a little hellion. Hitting the dog, slamming doors (I really hate this), throwing toys, screaming, throwing his food, opening and closing the refrigerator, and the list goes on and on.
I really appreciate the five hour break I get while he’s at preschool, but the aftermath of him not napping is bullshit. It’s almost not even worth it because he’s a good napper… about 2-3 hours at home. Ugh.
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