When Abbey turned three last month, I was warned by many about the 'threenager' theory. They said that three-year-olds develop some serious attitude and can be a little... challenging.
I didn't believe them. Only because I'd been warned about so many things before that didn't eventuate (like the terrible twos - honestly, two was wonderful).
They may have been correct this time.
Here are some conversations at our place over the last few days:
Her: "Mummy, it's time to go. I've asked you THREE TIMES NOW."
Me: "Stop arguing thanks."
Her: "I am NOT ARGUING!"
Her: "Would you like me to make your bed?" (Note, this is not a regular occurrence - from her or from me!)
Me: "Yes please!"
Her: "I've ALREADY MADE IT." (Complete with eye rolling and exasperated tone.)
Me: *sings a line to a song on the radio*
Her: "No! This is MY favourite song!"
So far, all I've done is dashed into other rooms to laugh at her. The first few days of a three-year-old's attitude are rather hilarious. It also helps that these are very small bursts mixed in with her usual happy, funny, polite self.
Time will tell how funny it is over the coming
Does your child give you attitude?