Y’all. You. All!!!! What is upppp with my sweet baby boy? Don’t get me wrong- he is still an angelic ball of lovin’ 90% of the time. But that other 10%…I don’t even get it! I feel like we have a 10 month going on 2 year old!
William’s 100% walking now, so really all he wants to do is walk around. Occasionally he’ll occupy himself with some toys, but more often than not, he’s stumbling around on those two feet of his. And those stumbles take him into our kitchen. (I don’t understand the obsession with it.)
Wes & I don’t want him in there, so we tell him no, pick him up, and put him back in the living room. Cue tantrum: head is thrown back, back is arched, and he is crying. (Fake crying, I might add….) We try to redirect with toys and he will immediate calm down, and then boom! He’s back to the kitchen.
Sometimes if his fits are real bad, we place him in his pack-n-play. At least that’s a safe environment where he can throw a fit. We’ll let him sit there and cry. Once he’s gotten himself calmed down, we’ll happily take him out, just to repeat the process. Over. And over. And…you guessed it… over.
We have an open floor plan, so it’s a little hard to block the kitchen off. I’ve tried making a barrier with his pack-n-play, exersaucer, walker, and ME-laying length wise across the opening. This little boy is determined. He’ll crawl under the exersaucer. He’ll literally throw himself over me. He’s even tried squishing himself under the pack-n-play. Being strong willed is a characteristic that will do him well throughout his life, but this momma is tired of it for the time being. Whew!
Did any of you experience this?
If so, is it something he’ll grow out of…like…soon??!? Please comment support below!