Mu daughter's evil looks!

United States
August 16, 2009 10:31pm CST
My daughter is only 18 months old, and she has finally been able to run around most of our house full rein (we had gates up before because we had dogs, but no more dogs) and she is constantly pushing my buttons getting into mischeif! I don't really believe too much in spanking and stuff, I am not against it at all, but I try not to do it because normally she is really good. Well, I end up telling her NO and she puts her head down and slowly looks at me and tries to smile. Well, I gotta be Mom and hold it back, "trying" to be super serious! Well, she attemps the mischeif again while I am right there so I say NO again and she GLARES at me! lol I mean REALLY glares! Ive never seen a kid with so many facial expressions when she is being disciplined! After a few seconds, I cant handle it and I turn my head and try not to laugh because her expressions are just too adorable..Ugh! lol Do your young kids do this at all? How do you handle these kind of situations? I know at times she just laughs when I discipline her because I laugh at times when she makes that face, which is totally my mistake!
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@webearn99 (1744)
• India
17 Aug 09
We have a manipulator here! and a sentimental push over! Is it a problem? I think not! You are being taught the limits of being a mother and she is a good teacher. However helpless you may feel now, it is a good story in making for your old age. Now for the practical, letting her get away may be cute today, but you need to garner enough guts (It's a pity) to let her know the limits of her behavior so that she understands. Heartless but essential.
@mrbranan (1012)
• United States
19 Aug 09
I have to tell you I have three children. Two almost grown and a seven year old. I learned with the oldest two if you don't establish rules and punishment at a young age you will regreat it when they get older. I have a friend and she thought it was cute when the baby at fifteen months old would want mommy to get him out of the bed when it was time to go to bed. She would feel bad and get the baby up. She would also feel good because the baby wanted her. Now that the child has started school and has to go to sleep and he cries for mommy and wants to get back up its not cute. The child has to go to sleep and get up the next day for school and she is having a real hard time.
• United States
20 Aug 09
Yes, I think about this every day! I am getting better, and so is my husband. Normally if she acts too outrageous and it makes us want to smile or laugh we will look away or walk away because I dont want her to see how we are reacting. Now, I am getting pretty used to it, and she knows it, and she gets more upset now when I discipline her, instead of her laughing because she thinks it is funny.
• United States
17 Aug 09
I'm currently teaching a class full of children that range in ages from 12-24 months. We have a boy in there that makes really mean faces too but it ranges from him just wandering around, to being told no, to just sitting on the ground and watching the other children play. It seems like he makes those faces and is exploring the movement of all of his facial features. I'm not saying that's what she is doing but it's quite possible that she's just trying out her facial muscles and that's what happens. Then again, kids are smart. She's probably playing you because she knows that if she makes a face, mommy will laugh and she'll get out of trouble.
• United States
18 Aug 09
What kind of class are you teaching? I didn't know they taught classes for children of such a young age, I think that is really neat! Too bad we didn't have stuff like that around here! She never made faces before, except being goofy and opening her mouth really wide and stuff, so I think this definitely makes sense that besides the fact that she is smart and knows how to get away with things at times, that she is trying out all these different faces. Kids are just too cute and too smart lol. Gotta love them.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
That's the problem with babies(kids)...their innocent looks melts us always.They bullied around,mess up everything,and there we are ready to give them spank but soon as ther look at us...geez,the smile and their eyes will took away our breaths. My youngest son also had this habit of kissing me and asking "do you love me mom?" grrr,how can spank him then...hehehe
• United States
17 Aug 09
Oh my goodness, that is just too dang cute!!! If my daughter asked me that and kissed me, my heart would just break and I could never be mean to her lol. Like I said, I am not too soft on my kids, but I am not hard on them at all either, I am just in the middle, and they are actually really good kids for the most part, except my daughter gets into everything in the kitchen now lol, but she is becoming very tempermental, so its so hard when she pulls these faces because I am trying to be a disciplining mom and teach her right from wrong, yet I am making it funny by smiling at her... Ugh!!! lol Kids
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Aug 09
hi oh how cute. wow. my son when he was that age used to have an imaginary playmate he called bobby and when I said did you do that,he always said oh bobby did that. well he knew that I knew bobby was an imaginary friend. but I had to smile. then I said well bobby is not here now so I think you did it and he would look at his feet.so he looks at me picks up his little chair and moves it to the corner where I make him sit until he thinks about what he did wrong. then I had to laugh.I wanted to hug him 'but I didnt think that good right then. I never hadto spank him aS he was one good kid and is now one great'man.
• United States
17 Aug 09
Oh my gosh that is just too cute! lol... I cant even imagine my daughter having an imaginary friend lol, that would definitely make my husband and I more giggly when she acts up lol, which we are horrible at! I swear, when she makes these faces, they are just so glare-ish, that they are just so adorable, you cant help but smile or laugh; everyone I know does! Even her grandparents! lol... I have been trying the "1...2....3" counting to three thing, which she actually understands, but that isnt working that great because she laughs when I say 3, because she gets all excited lol. I tried the corner thing but she stays there for about 3 seconds and screams and throws herself all over. She is never this naughty unless she is tired, and she is getting to the terrible 2's, so we'll see I guess
• China
17 Aug 09
the baby looks very good actually
• United States
17 Aug 09
Umm... I am not honestly sure how to take this comment? lol... Are you talking about my picture or what? I'm kind of at ease with this one lol. Please explain? hahaha
@smacksman (6074)
17 Aug 09
I think you are doing ok. You are passing on one of the most precious gifts - a good sense of humour! Children will always try to push the limits of good behaviour and it is important to let them know early on where that limit is, even if it means one smacked bum. Sadly, we see around us too many kids and young adults who have never been taught the limits and society is having to put up with the results.
@srganesh (6350)
• India
17 Aug 09
Yes!Kids are good at making more expressions which tends us to laugh.It is because we don't expect from them at this little age.But when it comes to disciplining,we have to manage to have a tough look to let them know it is incorrect.Otherwise they will think that we are enjoying their mischief and will repeat it again and again.So,try hard when you want her to correct herself.But is a tough job,I know.Cheers!