I literally do not know what to do with myself this week. It all exploded on Saturday morning and things have been a rocky roller-coaster ever since. Noah, my 6 year old, has been on and off stroppy for a few months now. Nothing too major, throwing arms around when he doesn't get his own way. Sometimes shouting at me, hitting his sister (same old there). But, something progressed at the weekend and I would really love to know WHY!
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I think it's fair to say the terrible two's are hitting us earlier, that or it's just my pregnancy hormones kicking in a lot more in the final weeks, he is most definitely pushing buttons and misbehaving a lot more than normal.
My lovely little cuddly boy, has gone from just that to slapping people around the face in the past couple of weeks. I have no idea where he has seen this, why he may be doing it, but I can only assume its his age and I think it's the fact he wants to be put down. He seems to only do it when you are holding him, so he's in arms reach of your face and he literally clobbers you one.
Now the first time it happened to me, I laughed, as you do sometimes when they are being silly, I thought he was just messing around and ...