Life’s Lessons: The Tired, Whiny Edition

Oh I’m so glad Friday is here.  This means I can sleep in on Saturday until, oh, 8ish.  Woo-hoo!

Link up your posts with me or my sweet co-host Sara and share the lessons that life has taught you this week.

1.  So we’re still in the middle of house stuff this week.  I had no idea it would be this stressful.

2.  Or exhausting.  And emotional.  We’re a bundle of nerves right now.

3.  And on top of that?

4.  Some little 2 1/2 foot tall human is in the middle of a giant whiny phase.

5.  Every.single.waking.moment.

6.  I’m mad at you people for not warning me about the constant whining.  I mean, was this a surprise for you all too?

7.  I expected some here and there, but not this constant, all day long whining with several tantrums thrown in.

8.  It makes me miss the newborn days when she’d just lay there in my arms and I could quietly read a book.  Or watch tv.

9.  Any advice would be much appreciated.  Because she’s obviously not getting it when I say “No whining.  Tell me what you want.”

10.  And good thoughts/prayers about the house would be much appreciated too.  I hope to have more updates for you next week.  Eek!

Have a good weekend everyone.  Be sure to use your words.

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  1. Mine’s 2 years, 3 months old and still whining. Sigh. No advice, except maybe earplugs 🙂

    Good luck with the house!
    Alison@Mama Wants This recently posted..I Wonder . . .

  2. Oh dear, brace yourself for some more, I mean a LOT more, whining. And when she’s finally able to tell you with words what she wants or doesn’t like, she’ll still use this ‘special’ tone of voice that’s driving you nuts. If you do what she wants (as long as it’s reasonable, he he) when she’s using her ‘normal’ voice and tell her you don’t understand her when she’s whining, helps her get the point. This works when she has an o.k. day, but it does not work on a bad day. So I guess it’s going to take some more years (many more) until you have a whining-free-zone. 😉
    I keep fingers crossed for the house.
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  3. Whiny voices are like finger nails on a chalkboard! I try the phrase: I can’t understand you, use a regular sounding voice and then ignoring until they do. It hasn’t magically fixed the whining, but its better

  4. Is she teething too? Nolan can be very, VERY whiny when his teeth are bothering him making me want to jump off a ledge if I hear it one more time. He’s not a screamer, so I think he saves up his energy to use the constant whine all day long! Has she gotten her molars in? B/c that can make them miserable!
    Natalie recently posted..The Bond of Motherhood

  5. Life As Wife says:

    The whining is in full force here too my friend. I have to keep reminding myself that little man is even more frustrated than I am because he wants to tell me something and can’t. I’m pretty sure he’s cussing me out…
    Life As Wife recently posted..Abandoned

  6. Sarah (Smldada) says:

    Are you using baby sign? I really believe that sign language is the reason T didn’t start the out of control tantrums till much later. Between about 1 and 2.5 we worked our way up to over 100 signs. A handful helped significantly: more, all done, milk, eat, drink, change/potty. Most of the other signs we used were ones she had shown an interest in: animal signs like bird,, chicken, duck, cat, horse, cow… Play, ball,

  7. No whining here, but Chloe barked at a squirrel yesterday for like 15 minutes. Sorry, I know that’s not helping. Maybe the answer is not to curb HER whining, but for you to increase YOUR wine- ing!!! I will keep your house stuff in my thoughts…. Good Luck!!!
    Sara recently posted..Life’s Lessons: Sleepy- Time Edition

  8. Yeah, it seems the whining never stops it just takes on different qualities!!! My little one is 3 1/2 and I always say it is worse now than it was a year or so ago… don’t call it terrible twos, call it terrible three’s!!! Good luck with the house stuff, it sure can get to you. Have a nice weekend.
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  9. Do not give it attention. Nope. And when she whines so much that you just want to scream, don’t give in. If you do, she’ll know that if she whines enough, she’ll get what she wants 🙂
    They are pretty smart.
    Kimberly recently posted..There’s Nothing That I Wouldn’t Do…Except Oprah…Unless The Lights Were Off

  10. Oh we are so in the same phase over here. Whining and demanding but no negotiating. It’s hard! Happy sleeping in tomorrow. Isn’t it funny that you call 8am that these days?
    Kim recently posted..Birthday gifts

  11. Okay so you won’t get mad at me later, it gets worse.
    There I said it. Dont kill the messenger. :/
    Kim recently posted..SHOOT.EDIT.SUBMIT. 04.20.12.

  12. no one tells you these things because we don’t want to scare you from actually having kids…ha!
    and whining? Doesn’t go away…
    I just tell my kids I can’t hear them when they whine and force them to talk normally
    sometimes it works
    Not a Perfect Mom recently posted..Oh Ryan Gosling….You Always Know What To Say

  13. Would it make you feel better if I told you that my 12 year old still whines? No? I didn’t think so 😉
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  14. Lol… I say use your words so much it is ridiculous! Saying an extra prayer for energy and patience for you in the coming week! Hugs!
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  15. We are in the whining phase too. It sucks.
    Jessica recently posted..Standing At The Crossroads. Again.

  16. Oh the whining, I’m not sure that phase ends. Ever. Sorry.
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  17. I have no hope to give you for the whining. It will only get worse. But it seems to get better around age 5 when they turn into belligerent pains in the bum. The house stuff is worth it. Praying.
    Charity recently posted..Oval Meatloaf

  18. The whining is totally normal, but SO NOT FUN. It’s because they understand that there’s two way communication now, but they don’t know how to do it yet so WAHHHHHH. EHHHHH. GAHHHHH.

    It stops. Eventually. 🙂
    Julie recently posted..Monday Meals: Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

  19. I am reviewing video and had forgotten that I taped a segment of J whiny and throwing a tantrum. Not fun times!
    Carolyn recently posted..Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings

  20. I’m feeling tired and whiny today. And it’s only Monday. Good luck with all the house excitement!
    Katie E recently posted..Monday Listicles: 10 Authors Whose Work I Will (Almost) Always Read

  21. The thing I hate MOST about the whining is when it drives my husband to frustration! Then I feel like I’m dealing with TWO people who are at the end of their ropes. Hopefully it is just a phase. Good luck!
    Laura recently posted..Ambiguity

  22. We have been going through this for awhile. He loves to whine, but only for me!
    JDaniel4’s Mom recently posted..When God Needs Bubbles, JDaniel Will Send Them!


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