|I mean time with Mom is pretty fun, I guess I don’t blame him that much|
Everyone wants their child to like, love, want to be with them. However there is a tipping point when you are no longer flattered and need some space. For the last week, maybe more, Tommy wants no one else but Mommy- he screams for me and says, “no mommy do it” every chance he gets. Right not he is screaming upstairs in his crib and I am watching him on the tommy tv- this is rough. I have gone in twice already, now I am riding it out a bit hoping he will settle down on his own. We have bedtime down pat, but every now and then it just doesn’t work out and the mommmmmys start to fly.
I did some research on-line (the guide to parenting) and found a few strategies that we have been trying to break the “no mommy do it”. Like saying, “If you want to get down from your chair ask dad.” and “oh you want ice cream well ask dad.” I know it is yet another phase in child development and I am trying to enjoy it, of course the sweet cuddles and excitement is nice, just not the mommmys at 8 p.m. at night!
I know that soon enough he will move on to da da and sports and he will no longer want to hang with mommy all the time. He does seem to like sports so I am sure the “da da play” will be coming right around the corner.
For right now though hearing your two year old scream for you is tough. I am trying not to cave, and usually right before I do he seems to calm down…..at last he sleeps!