My DD, now 26 months, is giving my patience a run for the money! Almost everytime it is time to get dressed or change her diapers (she poops in the potty now! Hooray!) it is a struggle. We went through this phase about 8 months ago or more but worked through it. Now it is a struggle and my old solutions don't work: where would you like your diaper changed? what would you like to wear? Should we dress you in the kitchen or the bedroom?Singing songs, nothing! Now, I'll just take her out of the house naked and into the car to get where we are going and then she'll get dressed "on location." But when I get what I think is going to be cooperation from her....she lies down...once I get the diaper off trying to get the new one on or her clothes back on is a struggle. She kicks me over and over...hard. I get frustrated and walk away...letting her stay half naked, then she gets frightened and asks "Momma ok?" and I'll say I'm sad or frustrated because I need to put your clothes on so you won't get cold and/or you are kicking me and it hurts. I've said in short sentences "kicking hurts, no kicking" and if it's not important she stays naked but there are times when (oh, and I'm a single Mom BTW) that I think I need to get this done so that we can go (like when I'm supposed to be at work) and she is about impossible. And sometimes after not having any Mommy time it gets to be too much! This is part of the curse isn't it? My Mom had the same troubles with me....there are pictures to prove it. ;-) But I didn't kick, just ran outside and up the tree to be naked with the Jay Bird.
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