Thursday, August 1, 2013

My daughter's future career: Linebacker

So, I got a 'Mama T Talk' the other day when I picked up Baby A after work. I always hate getting those.

Baby A has some sharing issues. We know this. We're working on this. However, it's very hard to work on sharing when we're home and she's the only kid. It doesn't work so well when half the time she wants me on the floor playing with her and her toys. But Mama T has been working with her a lot and I really thought we had been getting better.

Not so much.

Apparently the other day one of the other kids in daycare, the only one smaller than her, picked up a toy that Baby A was not playing with. From across the room Baby A starts screeching and sprints at him, full speed, arms outstretched, and tackled him to the ground. Full body slam, with her landing on top of this poor little boy. Both of them got hurt and Baby A ended up in time out for quite a long time.

I know that this is a normal issues for toddlers, especially the oldest in a family since everyone who comes later always has that older sibling to deal with. But good Lord, does she have to be so violent???

One of my good friends has a little boy who is about two and a half. He gave her such a run for those first two years that she's still just catching her breath. He would hit, kick, bite, scream, throw things, all of it. He had no self control and she worked with him and worked and worked and now he is finally calming down and able to redirect some of that energy and frustration.

I had a relatively easy first two years with Baby A in that regard. That is not to say we haven't had our issues. Baby A has been her very own special brand of red headed challenge, however, in many ways she is such a good little girl. She eats, she sleeps, she plays, she's loving and sweet.

Until you pick up something that she wants.

And then she tackles you.

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