I had a terrible time at Toddler group this morning, in half term, the older siblings are invited along and all the mums take a plate of food in and we all have lunch together, it was very hectic, at least 25 children there. Now, I don’t know if Master2 got over excited or what but he punched one little one full on in the face and knocked her over, I was gutted, I ran over and tried to make him apologise, he refused so I sat him away from everyone and explained what he did was wrong, after a few minutes I let him down warning him not to do it again. I followed him around at a distance afterwards but he was very aggressive, he kept taking toys off other children and at one point he threw a toy, hitting another child, again he refused to apologise, this time I strapped him in his pushchair for a few minutes.
I am at the end of my tether with him, I came home from toddler group and cried, he’s the youngest of 6 so he should know all about sharing and playing nicely, but on the other hand, he also knows all about boisterous play and he gets egged on by his 4 older brothers which certainly does not help matters.
Hopefully, he will calm down when he starts playgroup in April, maybe he needs another adult to tell him off, I don’t know. I don’t want my child to be the one that no one likes, the other mums at toddler group are very kind and just say, oh, he’s a boy and laugh, but we never get invited to play dates. Maybe im making too big a deal out of it? Maybe I havent got the patience with him like I had with the others? I don’t know.
He has always been a handful ever since he could walk and he certainly keeps me on my toes, I am constantly battling with him over one thing or another. On the other hand he can be so so sweet, especially when he comes over and says ” uppy me” for me to pick him up, he can be full of love and cuddles and always says please and thank you, maybe he is just a mischevious little monkey.
I know I feel better for writing this post anyway and tomorrow is another day!
Thanks for reading.