I feel like a week home has ruined everything I've been doing with Aiden. I have made such an effort the past 3 months to save no for safety concerns, so that it's a word that actually catches his attention and means something. Well, now that we're back from my parents he's constantly yelling "NO!" to me and the cat along with pointing. It's constant. It's driving me nuts. My parents refused to make their house a bit more toddler friendly in the main areas that we could't block off at all. They left out candles, DVDs without cases, flowers in vases, little figurines, and more. Every time my curious kid noticed them he'd go up to them and pick them up. It's what toddlers do, right? Well, according to my parents he should know better :roll: and they were constantly telling him no (with finger pointing) and expecting that he'll remove himself from the situation. If he didn't put something back they would march up to him and tell him no about 2 inches from his face. I got soooo irritated so quickly with them. I started putting stuff away and they would put it back!!! So then I started cutting them off before they could open their mouths telling Aiden what I normally do "Not for Aiden. Let's go play blocks!" or "Let's be gentle and put it back. Want to go outside?" But I wasn't around 100% of the time and some times they were still yelling no as I was taking care of the situation!
And he's not just yelling no he's also hitting me. After lunch I told Aiden to play as I picked up and he smacked me on the hand and said "NO!" Now Im wondering when I wasn't around if they were smacking him on the hand. Y'all know me. That's soooo not what we do with our family here! We don't smack Aiden ever. I feel like a week back home has created this toddler monster. Is there any hope of undoing this damage? :banghead:
When I go home in a month I'm staying with my ILs! I will take a very uncomfortable bed rather than deal with this mess 24/7 again!!!