Why does a "just turned" 2 year old feel that he needs to argue with me? Why do I continue the conversation arguing back with him?
"Reese that is a red balloon."
"No it's not. It's not a balloon."
"Yes it is."
"It's not a balloon."
"Reese DO NOT ARGUE WITH ME. You do not argue with your mother. It is a red balloon."
"No it's not."
Needless to say, it has been a long day. We have had episodes today where he was crying because, in his words, "I can't like pizza." Then he gobbled the pizza down. Then there was the time when he cried because Brooks was showing him a book. Another time, I told him if he knocked Brooks' castle down he was going to get a spanking. About a millisecond later he came through like a tornado and kicked Brooks' castle down. Then he threw a small fit when I spanked him, so he had to stand in the corner too. The final episode was him crying as I was putting him in bed. No, it wasn't because it was bedtime, but because I wouldn't put socks on his feet. HE HAD ON FOOTED PAJAMAS!
I suppose this is all just part of the age he is at. I can't understand why he looks so much like an angel when he is asleep and "something else" when he is having his moments.