I am frustrated with Margot right now. I know all kids go through developmental stages and these stages are good, because they are growing and learning. But we have suddenly entered the "NO!" phase, that is just about to send me over the edge. Margot says "NO" to pretty much everything you ask her at this point. "Do you want to put on your shoes?" No. "Do you want to go upstairs?" No. "Do you want a fairy to come down and build a playroom for your ridiculous amount of crap?" No. And she often will YELL this retort at you, which is a special treat.
The other thing she has recently started doing again is putting everything in her mouth. Food that fell on the floor? Check. A gob of dijon mustard left on the counter from my salad? Check. What the hell kind of kid eats a fistful of Grey Poupon straight? And then just to mess with me, she acts like she loves it and asks for more. Ugh.
We do the right thing and tell her EVERY TIME that it is rude to yell at people, and Mommy and Daddy don't yell at you, it can be dangerous to eat things off the ground, blah blah blah. I am sick of hearing myself.
Sometimes I wonder what she would do if I followed her around, grabbing everything she tries to touch and put it in my mouth while simultaneously screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOOO at her face. Has anyone tried this approach? :)