Ironically enough, I had originally planned on writing about what unconditional love means to me, but I simply couldn’t after the weekend we just had. I guess you could say that despite these dreaded phases our children go through it’s our unconditional love for them that gets us through it all. With that being said, I first off want to say, I love, love, LOVE my son to pieces (I always feel the need to remind myself and others of that), but we are going through a terrible phase right now. At least I hope it’s just a phase. Our son just turned two a couple weeks ago and lately the constant screaming, whining, hitting and crying are enough to make a mommy go mad. I know we are all human and can get frustrated at times, but that doesn’t change the fact that I sometimes feel like I’m failing as a mommy. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I actually had to remove myself from the room yesterday because I was so incredibly frustrated. I left the room and immediately started balling my eyes out (just as I am right now as I write this) I left my son with his father as he screamed for mommy, but just couldn’t bring myself to stay calm. Why is he acting like this? When did this all start? Is he getting his molars in? Is that the reason for his behavior right now? I have so many questions I keep asking myself, but the one question I can’t get out of my head is what did we do wrong as parents?
I knew he hadn’t been acting like himself lately and the call I got from daycare confirmed it. We got the dreaded call from “D’s” daycare that they wanted to schedule a parent/teacher meeting to discuss his behavior and to ensure we were all on the same page about how to correct it. I’m honestly happy that we’re having a meeting about it, but that doesn’t change the fact that it just confirms my son is going through a terrible phase. He’s being disrespectful of others, hitting other children AND their parents, hitting his father and I, screaming when he doesn’t get his way, throwing his food on the floor, chucking toys at us, not picking up his toys when asked and when you try and talk to him about it he smiles at you with no remorse.
Could he be acting like this because he’s possibly getting his molars in? Were there too many big changes that happened too quickly (FYI – he transitioned out of his crib AND ditched the binky just one week apart). Whatever the reason is, I simply want what every parent wants, for their child to of course be happy and healthy, but to be respectful and well mannered. I know this is something that most parents and their children go through and that it’s simply yet another stage of a toddler’s life, but I hate feeling like I could have done something to prevent it. Hopefully I’ll be writing another post soon on how we overcame this terrible phase.
HELP!!!! Tell me you’ve all gone through this as well.