He was going for the DVD player, which I knew I would never be able to fix if he started pressing all the buttons. So, I immediately said "Off Limits" and tried to gently scootch Niall in another direction.
I really didn't think anything of it. There are so many different things to play with, I figured he'd be easily distracted by a dirty sock or an empty milk carton. Well, this guy has apparently outgrown the distractions phase. He knows what he wants now and you better give it to him.
I was a little at a loss for words (or action) for a minute there, when he first started screaming... but I have to laugh at my ridiculous "first mom syndrome" sometimes. As Niall started flipping out, these are the 3 things I immediately thought of:
- I need to buy a good discipline book before it's too late
- I have to figure out a way to explain to him why he can't play with certain things. He needs to understand... (even though he won't have a clue what I'm talking about)
- I have got to catch this on video!
Could the terrible twos be starting this early??