Me vs. my 2.5 year old – S.O.S.

It’s currently 17:47 and I’m at the end of the never-ending tether.

I’ve lost my shit so much I have no shit left to lose.

I’m hitting a desperate stage; I don’t know what to do anymore.

I’ve read every bloody article and online advice forum I can find.

I’ve tried every method of discipline I can think of.

And I can’t believe for one moment that this is just a fucking phase.

My child is horrible.  And I don’t feel guilty saying it.

Of course I love him – but he is vile in every way, shape and form.

He whinges.  Non. Stop.

He won’t go near the potty; yet everyone tells me he should be potty trained.

He won’t eat whatever I put in front of him.  He won’t even sit at the table and try.

He rips, shreds, and breaks anything he can lay his little hands on.

He doesn’t listen to a word I say.  He shouts and screams at me.

He pinches and hits me.  He knows what he is doing – when I tell him off he laughs.

He’s destroying my house – he trashes every room he enters and doesn’t listen when I tell him its bad.

He won’t let me change him; or dress him.  He just kicks up a stink and won’t cooperate.

My beautiful, happy, affectionate little man has turned into a living nightmare.

I don’t know what to do anymore.  I can’t cope.  And I’m pretty sure he feeds off my inability to cope.

I’m so tired and I feel so unhappy; how the hell do I get through this?

3 thoughts on “Me vs. my 2.5 year old – S.O.S.

  1. I’m sure you are being to harsh on yourself. The laughing is awful, Coco did that every time I told her off. Apparently it’s a way of them dealing with something that isn’t nice (being told off!) and they have to learn to react appropriately to being told off. I felt a bit better after I read that. Coco did stop eventually! Hang on in there.

  2. I’m sure you are being to harsh on yourself. The laughing is awful, Coco did that every time I told her off. Apparently it’s a way of them dealing with something that isn’t nice (being told off!) and they have to learn to react appropriately to being told off. I felt a bit better after I read that. Coco did stop eventually! Hang on in there.

  3. oh Lisa, you are far too hard on yourself but I do think you may be right when you say he is picking up on the fact that you feel like you can’t cope.
    I’ve spoken to you privately so have given you my suggestions but I really hope things get better for you soon. Also you deserve praise for being brave enough to admit your true feelings. You won’t be the only person to be feeling like this right now and this post may just help someone else.
    Maybe its time to seek some more professional help? Maybe take him to the doctors and just tell the doctors how you are feeling and ask for their advice?
    Always here on the end of a message if you need to let off steam
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