calling all mom's help this a 2 year old gone wild "sos"
March 30, 2007 5:59am CST
I have a two year old that just run me in the ground.I know what your thinking HE'S TWO!!!! But he is nothing like my first child who is now 7,who was a quiet,loving child.My two year old will climb out our windows,that are abot 4 foot off the ground,he has flooded my bathroom more than once,I don't get much sleep any more because I fear that he might get up in the middle of the night,the last time he got up about 3am he turned on the eye on our gas stove and had eggs and a frying pan in hand when the smell of gas woke me up thank god!I also have a 8mo old baby girl and I don't ever get to spend time with her because he never stops.
30 Mar 07
If you were a first time mum I would have plenty of advice to offer. But you are not new to the game! If he is a danger to everyone at night perhaps putting a safety gate on his door at night. If as I suspect he will open or climb over it, perhaps a lock on the outside of the kitchen door. It is not ideal but at least it will prevent him entering the kitchen whilst you are asleep! I would also do this on any other doors you do not wish him to enter. At the risk of offending, it might be worth a trip to your doctor. Perhaps there is something wrong? There most likely isn't but the waiting lists to see specialists are that long it couldn't hurt to have him in the system just in case. I'm guessing you have tried all the usual approaches; cutting out artificial sweetners, keeping him active, discipline, posive reinforcement? Has this been an ongoing problem or one that has evolved since your youngest being born? Could jelousy be a factor? Could he be acting out in order to gain your attention, even though it is only negative? I would definately use the locks, even if it is only as a short term solution. You have to put the overall safety of your household before anything else. Good luck and I'm sorry I can't really offer much more!
30 Mar 07
Wait till it gets to 4 & youre in for a double trouble. i too had events like this, though i have full time nannys & their mother to take care of them but i can very well see whats going on. My eldest who just turned 13 this year, was just a quiet & all smile toddler, never the one that romps around & redecorates the whole place everyday like my 4 year old now. Being a father, im the kind where i am tolerant with most toddler behaviour. I usually do just comes in, when their mother or the nanny is so stressed up (always the last to come, my wife would tell me). I have a calming effect to them. One peculiar behavior my little one toddler demolition team shows is here capacity to ran around continously for about 3 hours, with quick breathers from time to time, then sleep where they last parked themselves - at one time under our dining table. The energy these toddlers are my envy. Once revived from a short nap, its running through the whole course again. Well its not necessarily just running so as not to alarm you guys but what i mean activities she does on a daily basis. She such a lovely & sweet girl that whenever i sense uncomfortable moods coming out from both nanny & mom, she very much in my arms. Oh the most that she has done so far was doing a leonardo da vinci on the walls of our house, she had minimized most breakable baubbles in our house mostly dining equipments - we have metal plates & glasses now. That she is adept too in mountaineering that we had managed to decorate our ceilings now. Oh by the she got tantrums, that for any wrong gesture from you would solicit a cry enough compete a firemans siren. In all of that, i love more my kids, they can even change the engineering of my house if they find it necessary but my love will always stay. Her mom cuddles her up when bedtimes up.