Thursday, 14 March 2013

My son is hard work.

There I've said it. I'm not one of those parents who idolises their own child - in our house we say it like it is. As much as I love our youngest son, he has never been easy to be with. After a dream birth with no pain relief and a quick and easy start to breast feeding , I started to notice that under no circumstances did he like being put down in his Moses basket, at all. In fact, as soon as I even went to put him down he would scream hysterically which needed another half hour feed to calm him down. At the time I thought it was because he was breast fed he was never quite full, in hindsight I think it's just part of his temperament.

As soon as we started weaning him he insisted on using an adult knife and fork or he wouldn't eat, ditto feeding himself - we were not to interfere! He hated being in his car seat and would scream uncontrollably until we got him out, not soothed like most babies! He started walking early and soon started bossing round his older brother, pushing him, nipping him and generally trying to beat him up (three years his senior!)

When I go to collect him from my parents house after work, rather than run to greet me like my older son does, he usually tries to slap me round the chops, putting in his car seat when he is in that sort of mood is a challenge and it normally ends up with me sustaining battle wounds.

Best is if we go out without the pushchair, it really is a battle of wills. He would rather run into ongoing traffic than go the direction we are going in. My older son can't understand why he has to be so difficult and neither can I!

Now he is 2 he seems to be getting worse! Any tips anyone!?

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