Monday, March 8

Kids

I wish I could take a child development class or something before this baby comes out. I feel like I just don't understand kids, and their selfish illogical minds, and it makes me very impatient with them. Why do you need the toy that other kid has, and why do you think you can just snatch it from him? And why are you perfectly engrossed in whatever toy you're playing with, until I mention some other toy out loud to try and stop little Johnny from stealing little Susie's doll... and suddenly you RUN OVER because the toy I mentioned is the only toy you really wanted to play with all along and you must get there before little Johnny? And why doesn't this work when I want it to... Like when I invite someone to sit quietly in a chair, it doesn't suddenly occur to all the other 2 year olds that that's what they wanted to do all along. I vaguely remember learning about all this in my BYU Human Development class from years and years ago, but I don't really remember one little bit of what I learned, and it makes toddlers a foreign and frustrating species to me. Just stop being a brat!! What is so hard about that??

5 comments:

J. said...

Here's the good news...your baby will start out as just that -- a baby. Giving you plenty of time to fall in love with him over and over. By the time he's a punky toddler (it happens to the best of them! Boo.), you'll be so in love with him that you'll have more patience to deal with their weird ways of toddler-hood.

J. said...

Sorry - J. is me, Julianne

Kristina P. said...

I feel like such an idiot when it comes to child development too. I'll need to read a lot of books.

whitty-acres said...

You've expressed exactly how I feel. There is no logic in a kid. And no matter how much you love and adore them, they still bug the h out of you 2,399 times a day.

Amen.

Erin said...

It's funny how you can hardly stand other kids, but when they are your own it's okay. And like Julianne said, they start out young - all you have to do for the first 6 months is make sure they are fed, changed and napped. That's it. When they grow into toddlers you will start to figure out what works best for you and him.