Monday, November 06, 2006

Behold, The Future Dictator Of The World

Today, IKEA. Tomorrow, the WORLD!!

Yesterday we were one of THOSE people. The people that you glare at in the store, the ones with the screaming toddler. Boo was unfuckingbelievable yesterday. We went to IKEA and she started whining the minute we walked in the door and it just escalated from there. She cried, she threw things, she screamed, she hit. Ugh. She screamed the entire. way. home. It's an hour and fifteen minute drive.

She's taken to growl-screaming at me and she does it until she makes herself cough and gag. The other day, she screamed and screamed and screamed at me, until I finally snapped and screamed back in her face. I'm not very proud of it, but I was about to lose my shit.

I can't believe I would have forgotten if my other two were like this. I really don't think they were. Boo is unreal, though. She's going to do what she wants to do and if she doesn't get to do it, she's going to let the world and its brother know about it. If the Bug is like this when she gets to that age, I'm going to lose my mind. I can't fucking stand this. I don't want to have to spend the next three years stuck in my house because I have children who can't be inflicted upon the general public.

Time outs don't work - she thinks they're funny. I put her in her crib, but she just screams in there, too. And I'm talking half an hour of screaming, until I can't stand it anymore. The neighbours are probably going to call DSS on me any day now. I'm about at my wits end with her.

Do you think I'd get a good price if I sold her for science experiments?


Kerri. said...

1. I was at IKEA yesterday, too. Bizarre coincidence. Only I was in New Have. I'm assuming you were in Attleboro or where ever that MA one is? (Which I never knew was there. Or I would have bought EVERYTHING there instead of suffering through Cardi's.)

2. Your little Boo is so cute. I can't imagine her as a holy terror. She was in Boston with you last March, right?

3. Re: pricing, I'm sure you could get a pretty penny. Not sure what the market is doing these days, but I'm sure Cute Kids are always fetching good prices. ;)

LJ said...

my two cents:
I think she's acting like any almost 2 year old who has just been pushed aside by another baby. Give her a year. Then have yourself commited for a break. In the meantime watch reruns of SuperNanny or whatever that show is.

Kassie said...

What Kerri? You're not a fan of Ni-Ro-Pe?? I had a friend who worked for him. His apartment was very well decorated/furnished at least!

I had a grocery shopping trip like that once. At the register, I was acutely aware of the fact that I was one of THOSE moms. I had a basket full of soup because that was the only aisle Ryan behaved in.

Hang in there!

Scott K. Johnson said...

It's something in the air J. My little one has been acting straight up POSSESSED lately.

Shannon said...

Jacob and Boo should have a scream-off. Maybe they'll annoy the hell out of each other and realize how unfun screaming can be for other people.

I don't think it'll work, but it's nice to dream :)

graymama said...

Last night Buddy decided that screaming in Barnes and Noble at closing time was a fabulous idea :-P It is hard to believe that at one time I taught a classroom of 14 two-year-olds. I think I was temporarily insane!!!

Hang in there!

OhTheJoys said...

All I can think about is "How much for your women?" from The Blues Brothers.

You'd get a great price. She's supa-cute!

Mamma Sarah said...

It's the full moon! Kids do weird things!