Always pushing for more
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|Sat, 06-14-2003 - 9:37am|
At home, if we are doing one activity, he always wants to take it further and further...like gluing paper together, he wants the stick glue, then the bottle glue, then more paper, then other items, then he gets another idea of what to do...running around, trying to find everything, pulling things out all over the place and making a mess. And of course, throwing a huge fit if I say "one thing at a time" or insist that he helps clean up the mess he made. I feel like I'm living the "if you give a mouse a cookie" book. If he is eating dinner, he wants this or that and this and this and more mustard and more to drink and another napkin and and and and and...
It always feels like a strain. The thing is, I never give in to the second book or whatever, and still every time it's a big tantrum. I will set his dinner plate down and say "That's it, finish it and then you'll get more" but he still asks anyway for this and that. Truly, if I accomodated him, I would literally just spend an hour running back and forth from him to the fridge.
It just gets so unenjoyable because he always wants more more more and I could spend every waking hour just fetching the things that he wants me to get. I don't get it why, even with set limits, it's still this constant push, to the extreme that it's just really unpleasant. I've come to hate doing things for him because he always wants MORE, especially when the inevitable tantrum starts when I say "no more!" You would think he'd used to it by now.
I don't know if I'm explaining the situation well. Is this a phase he will eventually grow out of, or what?