OMG, I'm losing it. Please tell me this is just "Terrible 2's" and I'm not just doing everything wrong.
EVERYTHING is a crisis to Sean. Everything. If we take something away from him that he shouldn't be messing with, it's a tantrum. If we make him sit because he's harassing the dog and making the dog upset, it's a tantrum. If we make him get off of the baby (he loves him a little too much and doesn't know his own strength)... Yep, another tantrum. I just feel like for the last couple weeks, he is into everything he shouldn't be, he doesn't listen when we tell him not to do something (and in fact seems to find it funny to push the boundaries). And I feel like we just aren't handling it well at all. We try to be consistent, but I'm finding at times that we aren't... Not intentionally, but just because we don't always think before reacting to what he's doing. Like yesterday, DH gave him a little smack on the hand for taking off with one of the baby's empty bottles, when I realized that I've let him play with them before once they were empty. So I know that we do need to work on being consistent sometimes, but it's definitely not the case that we're always or even often inconsistent. So I just don't know, but I feel like we've been doing something wrong. DH questions if he's getting enough sleep. I think he does, but DH thinks he doesn't. He probably sleeps ~10 solid hours at night, but he has started rejecting his daytime naps sometimes. I'm not sure how many hours they need at this point, to be honest. I worry that he feels like he's not getting enough attention now that baby is here, although he's usually good at engaging us when he wants attention, either with toys, books, or something. And of course we try to just incorporate giving him attention into our normal functions. Ugggghhh.... I don't know. :confused: