Life’s Lessons: Parents Just Don’t Understand (Or at Least This One Doesn’t)

Hey everybody!  It’s time for Life’s Lessons!  If you’ve been here before you can skip this part (I’m guessing you already do, right??), but the “rules” are to just link up your post with me or Sara and grab the button below.  That’s it.  Write about whatever’s on your heart and mind this week, in whatever format you like.  Let’s get started.

1.  So, last week I talked about major whining over here in the Donut household.

2.  I should clarify that Donut is the one whining, not me.  Although on occasion I do whine.  And I like wine with my whine.

3.  Anyhoo…the majority of the advice y’all offered?  It gets worse.  And probably never ends.

4.  THANKS PEOPLE!  So much to look forward to!

5.  Kidding.  Maybe.

6.  But this week?  In addition to whining, we have fist-clenched temper tantrums.  And we’re waking up in our crib screaming.  Screaming, I tell you.

7.  And all of a sudden she’s acting as if she’s terrified of her crib.  Then, once I get her out, she’s all happy.  And a little while later, she wants back in.

8.  I do not understand this child.

9.  Yesterday she wanted nothing to do with her crib at naptime but I finally coaxed her into it.  Then when she woke up, she refused to let me get  her out and proceeded to play in her crib for 20 minutes.

10.  So I sat and read a magazine.

11.  And she refuses to eat in her highchair, but demands food the second I get her out.

12.  Are all babies this confusing???  I’m lost.  This is not computing with my accountant brain.

Have a good weekend everyone.  My brain hurts from all this thinking.  Maybe I should stop trying to figure this stuff out.

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  1. Sigh – this is the problem with little children. They think they have things all figured out but THEY DON’T. They don’t have their language figured out, they don’t have their wants and desires figured out, and while they try to figure all of this out, we try to figure them out and it is a giant mess. Yay parenthood!
    Laura recently posted..Splash!

  2. Kids are confusing. It never ends. Best tip? Don’t think through what they’re doing. It only hurts your brain.
    Kimberly recently posted..What Else Could Go Wrong?

  3. Yes, all babies are this confusing. They like to keep us on our toes. It must amuse them in some way.
    Jessica recently posted..Getting Smart In His Old Age

  4. Yes, they have no clue what they want, even up to the moment they want it. They’re testing us. It amuses them to see us exasperated. You’re in good company!
    Alison@Mama Wants This recently posted..This Is About Blogging . . . Sort Of

  5. Yes, they all do this. Mine is only 2 1/2 so I don’t know if it gets worse but it sure isn’t getting any better. There are days that I think he acts this way just to screw with me. That or he is completely bipolar! 😉
    Barbara recently posted..Job Lovin’

  6. I’m afraid they are all this confusing! Brinky’s doing a lot of the same things. His little temper tantrums crack us up, and I don’t think that’s the response he’s going for 🙂 But it’s hilarious when he stomps his little feet and yells. Sometimes he even beats on his chest. Hilarious!
    Katie E recently posted..An Hour in a Day: 6:00 a.m.

  7. Yup, they’re all confusing! It does get better, though. xo
    Shell recently posted..Things They Can’t Say about Blogging

  8. Yes, all babies are this confusing. Donut is starting to become her own little human, dare I say it, separate from you. Gasp! So, from now on, she is going to test, test, test. And then even when she figures stuff out, she’ll re-test just to make sure it’s still the same way. This is why consistency is going to be your new favorite word! Be consistent, take deep breaths and know this is all a part of her development.
    Just Jennifer recently posted..TGIF: The Little Things Edition

  9. I know these kiddos sure can throw us for a loop…I think they just don’t know what they want but want to be independent.
    Natalie recently posted..More Nursery Ideas and a Little Birthday Planning

  10. Haha! Oh dear, it sounds as if you guys are going through a bit of a rough patch. Tantrums are no fun!!! All of my kids threw/throw them at one point or another, and my best tip? Ignore, ignore, ignore.
    I hope things take a turn for the better soon!! 🙂
    Runnermom-jen recently posted..Bare Feet and the Wind in the Willow Tree

  11. I have no advice on this….. Except maybe keep a magazine handy always? Have a great weekend!!!

  12. Yes, the whining gets worse…and add more kids to multiply it. However the tantrums and melt-downs to subside after a while. But yes, they’re a dickens to deal with while they’re happening.
    Ali recently posted..All Alone on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

  13. Girlfriend, I’d have to say that’s with life in general. Just stop trying to figure it out…because you know once you DO figure it out…it’s gonna be a whole new ball game.

    Carrie recently posted..Steer clear of sky-high bookcases and ass-breathers. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  14. oh boy… I remember this kind of stuff all too well. I think it’s part of them trying to figure out how things work and testing how mommy works too! I won’t scare you by talking about the terrible 3’s we have going on over here. At least there are the cute, sweet moments when they can warm your heart and make you forget about how difficult they just made things a few minutes ago 🙂 I cling to those times!
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