Just a phase...

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Just a phase...
Thu, 04-25-2013 - 3:13pm

I know this is just a phase, but goodness gracious you'd think by the 3rd kid I'd have some magic wand I could wave or something!!  Madison my youngest "angel" is almost 4, she spent most of her 2's and early in her 3's in temper tantrum mode, the only of my kids to do that.  After lots of constant discipline and time outs we seem to have that behind us, but now she's in the "I don't have to listen to mommy and I am going to laugh at her every time i tell her no" phase.  Seriously, as cute as the laughing part is, its so frustrating to be trying to get out the door in the morning or trying to get her into bed at 8 or 8:30 at night and having her run circles around me laughing the entire time!!!  I know (or really really hope) its just a phase, but at any point in time, will I ever have my kids all cooperate with me at once???

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
In reply to: arryl
Fri, 04-26-2013 - 7:55am

Nope!  Haha!  I swear that there is always *something* I'm dealing with with at least one of my children!  It's like they all get together and decide who's turn is next.  ;)

I'm sorry she's being such a little pill right now.  The laughing is enough to drive you crazy, isn't it?  Sometimes when my kids do that, it makes me so very upset!  I think they know what buttons to push and when.  Hopefully this is a very short-lived phase that she's out of soon.  Hang in there!