I wish someone would have warned me how bad the sass mouth can be at 2.5 - some days, I actually wonder what it would be like to have a quiet, mindful little child...instead of one that likes to sass me about everything.
For instance, here are a few phrases that she's been saying lately:
"Mom, stop TALKING to ME"
"I said NO"
"I don't want to"
She backtalks and argues over everything. I feel like I am living with a 16 year old, not a 2.5 year old. I'm embarrassed to admit that I actually screamed yesterday out of frustration when she kept telling me, "No" or "I don't want to". Then it hurt her feelings and I felt bad. Totally not an appropriate way to react but jeeze! I've tried timeouts, those are useless. I've taken away toys or CD's, she forget after a few minutes. She's been getting in trouble at daycare for arguing as well, like the daycare lady was telling her what jello was and her response was "No it's not". REALLY!
Please tell me I am not alone, what are you doing to curb the attitude?