Tuesday, June 13, 2006

What the hell is with these kids?!?!?!?

My son has become deaf to my voice. Only mine.
He has always tested me and my limits when I ask him to do something (or should I say to NOT do something) but has usually listened. Now if I tell him not to do something: "Little Man do NOT put that in your mouth." "Little Man, do NOT get into the tub with your clothes on." (Which he does, whether there is water in it or not, I have to lock the bathroom door now even if no one is in it.) Anyway, it's like a direct order to GO DO IT. So whatever he has in his hand goes into his mouth, (rocks, dirt, lint, ugh!!!) What gets me is now, when I call him to change his diaper, or to get him ready for a bath or bed he continues on like I never said a word. I call out more loudly, and yesterday ended up screaming at him, I was so frustrated!!! But bring Daddy into the picture, or my sister, and they only have to make their requests once. It pisses me off to no end...
I don't know what to do. His hearing is fine, it just tunes my voice out. WHAT THE FUUUUUUUCK????

***P.S Thank you guys who responded to yesterday's post. Stupid blogger won't let me post a comment, so I'll say it here: I spoke to her again and she said they're "fine." I have to accept that answer, even though I know she is scared and probably walking on eggshells hoping for the incident not to repeat itself... I will keep all of your comments in mind IF it does happen again, and I will do my best to help her in any way I can. As I said, my couch is pretty comfy for guests...

1 comment:

JayMonster said...

This phase comes and goes. Not that it makes it any easier, but at least you know you are not the only one.

Part of the problem is that he KNOWS that he can ignore you... at least until you reach the screaming part.

How to fix it? I unfortunately do not know. My daughter just sort of eventually grew out of it.

And of course, this is just preparing you for what it will be like later on when he becomes a teenager. ;)