That Didn’t Take Long!

Yeah, I know that you’re all waiting on pins and needles to find out how to draft a sleeve, (Not ; ) but we have had a bit of an incident at our house. No, no, it’s nothing major. Just one of those things that makes you stop and say Hmmmmm.

Today while I was getting Reli ready for her nap, she was outright refusing to put on a pair of pants. She started having a bit of a tantrum (sleepy no doubt) so I said “You’re not list.en.ing.” picked her up and laid her on the floor to get her feet through the leg holes. Through the tears and the reddened cheeks my 23 mo. old child suddenly hollers…

“I NOT LIKE YOU!”
At first I didn’t know what to say, but then I was having a hard time hiding a giggle because she just kept going…
“I not Tantrum! Stop you crying! Calm Down! I not like you!”
Evidently, she knew she was doing something bad and through her tired little brain she managed to jumble up all the things that I say when she get’s in trouble. 
“Are you having a tantrum?”
“Do you need to sit in time out?”
“You need to calm down and stop crying.”
But for the life of me I can’t figure where she came up with “I don’t like you.” I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have never said that to her in my life! I’ll admit to “You drive me CRAZY!” in a heart beat, and even the occasional, “Please leave mommy alone for just 5 seconds!”, but never “I don’t like you!”
If this is a preview of the terrible 2’s I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. I thought I had a few more years until the teenage hormones kicked in!
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4 thoughts on “That Didn’t Take Long!

  1. This makes me smile and frown a little. Frown because I know it would hurt to hear my daughter say this, especially if you can't figure out where she learned it from. I smile because we're not quite to the two's yet, but already I feel the "driving me crazy" time. I really feel bonkers when the dog starts barking like a mad woman while the baby screams cause she wants more bamama (banana). 😉 I can totally relate!!!

  2. I'm laughing because my daughter started saying the same about that age. I even cried the first few times it happened. I asked myself the same thing you did "where did she learn to say that?" I also had never said those words to her or anyone else for that matter. Well, now she's almost three years old and says "I don't like you, mommy", "go away", "I don't love you", and my all time favorite.."don't touch me". So, keep the tissue box handy because she probably has a few more sweet comments up her puffy little sleeve (the one that didn't get drafted).

  3. 2 weeks before Lyla's 2nd birthday I remember telling my husband that the terrible two's hit 2 weeks early. Thankfully LYla hasn't said the "i don't like/love you" yet. I think I would cry. I've often wondered where kids learn that from.

    And if it's any consolation, for as challenging as the 2's have been (all 4 months of them) they have been even more rewarding. It really is a fun age (in my opinion).

  4. Poor thing – sounds like she was so frustrated trying to tell you something that she couldn't get it out and all she could come up with was the not liking you part.
    Thanks for reading our sausage and egg muffin post. To answer your question – they are good even reheated but not in the microwave- I re heat in the oven for a bit – keeps things crispy!
    We are in the throws of the terrible twos also – God Bless!

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