Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Brat

I never thought I would hear myself say this sentence: my kid is a brat.

And the worst part about it is that she's only a brat when we are out running errands.

When we are home, she's a happy kid that is content.

She has her toys, she plays, she's great.

Put her in the car and suddenly she's demanding we go to a toy store and if we don't go to store with toys, she's telling me she's starving, or she wants her Daddy.

If I tell her no, she repeats herself a thousand times driving me bananas.

Now, I love this kid (both of my kids) more than life itself but, dammit, this sudden annoyance makes me want to stay home and never take her anywhere, ever again.

I turn into Mean Mommy with the constant questioning, the tears, the everything.

I keep telling myself that this has to be a phase because just a few weeks ago she wasn't like this. A few weeks ago she never did this.

Sure, she asked for toys (what kid doesn't) but never to this degree. Never with the amount if repetition, the amount of tears and fuss.

I'm praying it's nothing more than a phase because I can't stay holed up forever at the barn.

Someone has to get the groceries.

And it's definitely not the Mister.

6 comments:

MommyB Knows Best said...

Sounds like fun...how old is she? It probably is a phase but something to keep a tight reign on nonetheless unless you like watching, er being on Supernanny *LOL* I think you're probably fine though, girls are sassy!

Real Life Sarah said...

Oh, I'm so sorry :( Sounds like she is trying to exert control over you. I'm not sure what to do, but I know that a couple of times each year, my kids go through a stage trying to exert their control. Hang in there!

Mommyality said...

Oh babe, I feel you. However, I can tell you mine does this with 10 year old snark. *sigh*

Dawn Sandomeno said...

Hang tough, this is one battle in the war to raise good kids. It's a phase and make sure you win!

Gena said...

Hang in there. I think it's a phase. I'm dealing with one that is such a snot at times! Just be consistent and talk to her. :(

Candice @ Fashionably Organized said...

My oldest being 6.5 still is a PIA at times. I will tell you that I make it fvery clear what behavior is acceptable before we leave. I tell them they aren't getting anything up front. I've been known to turn around while driving to Target and taking a kid home for bad behavioior. However, saying all of that I don't know if it ever ends.