So I'm ready to flip my lid and had an awesomely terrible day with DS. So first my vent:
E is a high energy child (even for his age), clumsy, all boy, into everything, intensely curious, independent and willful. He's also very loving, generally happy and makes everyone around him smile and laugh. I am READY TO KILL HIM today. tantrum after tantrum after tantrum, which gets DD crying too, plus she's teething - I'm ready to pull my hair out!!!!!! He often forgets the rules (no throwing items, wait for me to go down stairs, no climbing the bookcase etc.), we don't have many of them, but the ones we have that I won't bend are for safety reasons. He broke every one of them over and over today and knew he was doing it - evil laughing child GRRRRRRRRR. Also, the past two weeks he and DD have suddenly been jealous of each other and this is a very new thing - lots of crying and pushing, and stealing toys from each other going on. I know I need a break, but seriously, I just took Wednesday off work and sent them to daycare and did what I wanted to do for a day - that was 2 days ago and I want to leave again already!!!!!! OMG, what the heck am I going to do?
Why is he acting like this all of a sudden? He's always been more of a handful than other children his age, but it's like something flipped this week and he's really off the wall. Would you consider seeing a therapist (possibly even one who'd take the entire family) at the age he's at, or does he just need to be able to communicate better to make it worth the effort?