Monday, July 28, 2008

Those terrible sixes?

Munchkin is going through what some people might call a difficult stage. She, at almost 7 years old, is convinced that her parents are against her. She is very vocal about this and she is very very stubborn.

Munchkin thinks the world is against her

I am told I am the worst mommy EVER at least twice a day, every day. I really am at a loss as to how to get her through this nasty phase she's in. I thought maybe she just needed more attention, being the middle child and the only girl, so I tried special time with just her and I - and though she's great during that special time, she just comes home to rub it in her brother's faces and go right back to being Princess Petulance.

She's in her room right now for pinching her brother. It's been about 10 minutes and she has not stopped yelling the injustice of her situation throughout the house yet.

"You're AGAINST me!"
"No one LOVES me!"
"I HATE Bug and Goober! This is ALL THEIR FAULT!"
"I want to COME OUT!"

and so on and so on.... I can't wait for school to start.


Karen said...[Reply to comment]

I think you hit the nail on the proverbial head. It's more the need for school, and structure and all those other kids to interact with than it is her age. I know my girls are driving each other and me insane about now. We have 3 weeks left. Let the countdown begin!

Big Hair Envy said...[Reply to comment]

For us, it was the "Nasty Nines"...this too shall pass :)

Unknown said...[Reply to comment]

I get three or four days like this a month. Surprisingly she was great through the 2's. Still haven't figured out what works, sorry. Just try and grit your teeth. Ignoring her for a while might work or at least pretending to and make a huge deal of Bug and Goober behaving well.

Amy said...[Reply to comment]

I'm right there with you! Today my six year old threatened to run away because I'm the meanest mom ever. I asked her if she needed me to help pack.

Michelle said...[Reply to comment]

OH, it isn't just my daughter! Yesterday she cried for an hour because she missed her teacher from 2 years ago and it was all my fault tha she couldn't go see her at 10pm. LOL! What will pms be like?

♥♥♥ A- Licious ♥♥♥ said...[Reply to comment]


this was really cute - yet I know so true....

so terrible 2's, trecherous 3's, forgetaboutit 4' there a safe number anywhere?

and we are just get n ready to hit the 2's....sigh.


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Ok, Where Was I? said...[Reply to comment]

I don't want to think about this coming ahead. The photo is really cute though.