Thursday, November 8, 2012

She get it from her...Mama?

Or maybe her daddy.  Either way, my kid has a temper. And at 8 months old I know it's not even close to having hit its peak. 

Top 10 list of things that make Kayleigh mad:

1. Nap time
2. Car rides
3. Refusing to give her the car keys. And if you make that mistake, taking the car keys away from her
4. Bumbo seats
5. Cribs
6. Removing things she just stuck into her mouth
7. Pictures
8. Hats
9. Slowness on the bottle hand off
10. Diaper changes

I've seen temper tantrums with all of the above. And I can't wait until words get added on to the screaming, kicking of the legs, and pushing. Yep, she is already shoving and kicking. Now don't let this list make you think I have a difficult kid. In fact, she's quite a sweetheart and usually perfect.  I'd be lying though if I said she doesn't have her moments.  Unfortunately for Peanut, she's got a perfect storm of genes from her daddy and mommy. These genes include the ability to be an ass.  The ability to be stubborn and hard headed.  The genes that refuse to listen. The genes with a very short temper. Oh and of course, the genes that want what they want, when they want it.  And poor baby girl has them all. 

I tell her "NO!" She just looks at me and continues doing what I told her not to do.  I put her in her car seat or try and put her down for a nap and cue the fits. I put a hat on her head to keep her warm when we go out side and that thing is on the ground and being stomped on before you can say Oh toodles. And when you keep trying to put it back onto her head she forcefully tries to push you away. 

I had no idea that her personality would shine through so quickly. I seriously thought I had until she was 2 before I'd have to deal with the temper tantrums,the "I'm not your friend mommy" and a slew of other angry toddler come backs. But nope, I was wrong.  

Thankfully a majority of the day she is the sweetest little baby.  Her grandma often says she is a "Doll baby." Perfectly sweet, funny, charming, cute, and giggly.  But the moment you try and make her do something she doesn't want to do. Dun Dun Dun. 

I left her playing in her room for, oh 2 minutes, while I went downstairs to make her a bottle, and when I came back upstairs her door was closed. I said to myself, "Self, wasn't this door open when I left?"  So I went to open the door and Kayleigh immediately shut it again. She's not supposed to start shutting me out of her room until she's like, a teenager or something?!  Granted - she's at that age where she likes doors that open and close, so she didn't do it with the ill intent of locking me out.  But it gave me a premonition of our future together.  And flashbacks of when I was a teenager. And it made me want to curl up in a ball and scream for mercy.  

Mom - I'm sorry.  You were right. You told me during one of my teenage bitch fests that one day I'll realize what it's like to be on the receiving end.  Boy, karma is a bitch. 

But in all seriousness...how could you NOT love this kid? This kid btw, is one I think is a genius. Or just really advanced for her age. But that's for another post...




Daddy said "Kayleigh open up and say Ahh." She she promptly opened wide and said AHHHHH!


That precious face and those pretty eyes. She can get away with anything. 


And then there are those moments when your heart totally melts. My heart is pretty much a puddle of love all the time. I can't get enough of this adorable kid.  Temper and all. 



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