So, we’ve hit a bit of a bump. Somewhat coinciding with her starting her most recent and pretty full-on bout of potty training, she’s also hit quite a new stage behaviorally.
She’s been at times somewhat appalling. My normally sweet if rambunctious, well behaved child has been lighting a fire under her usual tantrums. They’ve developed into full blown, screaming, yelling, hitting, kicking, shrieking, exhausting fights. Over things that generally were never a problem before. (Only one of the reasons I’ve barely left the house lately.)
She’s also regressing a bit, refusing to wear panties much of the time and wanting diapers again.
She’s also been weaning off her binky, which had largely been going well, and she was pretty well behaved about it being only for nap time or for bedtime for quite a while now. We definitely realized that she wouldn’t go cold turkey on the thing just yet.
Well, that has been a fight as well. She’s been wanting it more often, claiming she’s tired just to get it, stealing it from wherever I manage to put it, among many other things.
I’m pretty willing to let her go back a bit at least on the diapers, not so much on the binky, but the tantrums are wearing on me pretty hard. I really, really hope this is just one of her small spells, and that it goes away soon, because I honestly don’t know what to do about it. She has always been amazingly adept at listening to us if we explain things, but lately she hasn’t been having it. Seeing as how I’m feeling lately, I’m hoping that my lack of patience for it at this point is signaling the usual pass in the spell. The more it wears me down, it usually ends up ending shortly thereafter.
I can only hope.