Can someone please tell me what happens to little girls when they turn 3? It seems like overnight Emma has transformed into the 3rd stage of werewolf. I didn't think that my oldest child would get so mouthy this early without an older sibling for a bad example. Boy was I wrong. Dead wrong.
Emma particularly likes to pick on Addi and tonight she was in rare form. I put her in time out and 2 minutes later asked her if she would be nice to Addi and tell her she was sorry. She said "NO!!!". So she stayed in time out. This exchange went on like this every two minutes for about 10 minutes.
A few Sundays ago we were at my parents house and it was time to clean up so we could go home. Emma of course didn't want to have anything to do with the clean up process. I gave her the choice to help clean up or she was going to time out. She just got up and walked over to the chair she sits in for time out and said "I'll go to time out". Apparently time out is no longer a threat.
I was trying to put some food on her plate and she didn't want it. So instead of saying no thanks she simply hit my arm out of the way. I told her not to hit my hand and her reply was "I didn't of that is your arm" (everything has an "of" in it these days). Of course I had to turn my head so she couldn't see me laughing which isn't good to do when you are trying to show your daughter that she is being naughty. I guess I should be grateful that she is honest. When I ask her if she did something such as shove Addi to the ground she will say "YEP!".
I don't think we are going to make it through this one! This is all my mom's fault. She kept saying she hoped I would have one just like me. Well guess what, it is worse she is like Mark!!!!! I think I am going to stunt Addi's development so she can stay 16 months and hilarious forever.