Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Big Attitudes, Little girls

Taylor has quite the little attitude, but she says these things in a way you don't know if you can scold her because you want to laugh so bad. Here are a few of the things she has said lately:

  • She asked a question as we were riding in the car with my parents. No one answered her so I did. Her response to my answer was, "Mom can you just shut your mouth? I don't need it right now. I was talking to grandma not you, so Grandma...whatever the question was." Seriously she is 4.

  • "Papa, turn the music off I'm trying to talk to you." She is forever trying to talk to someone. The only problem is that's all she does is talk so we are always trying to tune her out. 5 minutes of silence please!
Callee has recently learned how to roll her eyes. Let me tell you how excited I am about that (**please note sarcasm**)!

I think it is time to start cracking down on discipline again. I used to have children that listened to me, but with age and not enough time spent with them somewhere our life went totally wrong. I hate to spank them or put them in time out when I only get to see them for a few hours a night, but I cannot have them talking like this. They need to realize that I am still there mother and they do have to listen to me whether they like it or not.

I found a picture of their playing with daddy the other night that isn't too incriminating, but is extremely cute so I thought I'd share it with you. Taylor is behind Callee. Can you tell from that smile how much fun they're having?


my wonderful men... said...

Wow! I would have been looking for the soap!

When Keanen had a smart mouth he got soap. One time we were at church and I said when we get home you are getting soap for telling me (what ever he said) he walk into the nearest bathroom and came out with a mouth full of soap. He thought the sooner I get this over with the better.

It was so funny here we standing in the hallway of church and he is foaming at the mouth.

Good luck! They do learn, it just takes time.


Mimi's Toes said...

She is growing up! She wanted her voice to be heard for sure...

Kristi said...

The rolling eyes problem started during the school year in kindergasrten and we are still battling it. It is hard to tell when Noah is doing to be sassy and when he's being silly so I haven't timed it out yet but I'm getting close. He needs to know that it is never acceptable to do it next year to his teacher.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh yeaaaaa eye rolling, now you will have a future look into her teen years :)

Kellan said...

Yes, the rolling of the eyes is a gloriously fun stage - ACK!! Good luck.

See you later - Kellan

Steph said...

Crack that whip girl! I do!!!

Janice said...

Oh my gosh.. I have some attitude here at my house.

AZMom said...

I hate eye rolling about as much as I hate back talk. Yes, you definitely need to crack down on it now so it does not get worse as they get older and form more of an attitude. LOL

Good luck!! Do you want my Super Nanny House Rules?


WOW! they start young don't they. Good luck!


Kathy said...

I have fond memories of playing horsie with my Dad too. Tell him not to make it too much fun or next thing you know, those girls will be begging for ponies of their own!, then horses!, next thing you know they'll be married to cowboys.... and it all starts with daddy playing horsie!

The sassiness is just a matter of learning, I think that most of the time they just really don't realize that some things don't come out sounding 'polite' when they really had no intention of sounding 'sassy'. So yep, I agree, it's parent's job to point it out. ;-) You sound like a great mamma Courtney!

KC said...

She sounds perfectly normal to me.. All kids are going to want to voice there oppion and be heard.. I don't think you need to start spanking and time outs and godforbid soap at this point in time.. my oldest Princess was really sassy at this age.. it came from her being so darn smart and mature for her age.. I think it is best to encorage them to have a voice and not be afraid to speak there minds... NOW the tricky part comes in.. teaching them how to do it with out sounding rude :P
I found just sitting down and talking to her not being made or yelling at her, but just a simple correction in a loving normal every day talking voice.. explaining to them how they didn't sound very nice when they said that, and how important it is to be kind, show respect, and wait our turn to speak..
I feel it is very ok for children to be able to voice there oppion to adults and talk with them like they are people too.. but you still need to train them to do it in a way that doesn't come across as rude. In order to do this though your going to have to listen to her when she talks even if she is talking forever LOL.. other wise she is going to get a bit upset and act out that noone is listening to her and that noone thinks what she has to say is important.. I mean sure she is just 4 and most of what she is saying is silly and unimportant to adults.. but to her it is important and just think how it would make you feel if you were sharing something that was important to you and everyone around you were not listening or just smileing nodding and blowing you off.
I know I might have a different view on this, but it has come from years of watching people blow off what there kids were saying and then seeing the differance between there line of commuication they have with there children and what I have with mine. I like mine better LOL. :)
She still sounds like a bright sweet child.

Angela said...

Yeah this parenting job isn't easy is it.
The Giggles and big smiles make it all worth it though.