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Is this the age?... InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
16th Apr '13

My son is 4.5 years old ( will be 5 in July)
Lately his attitude has been.... less than pleasant. He used to be so nice and polite, now out of nowhere he is becoming so damn sassy and a smart ass. It's driving me up a wall.
Like my rule for playing with the ratties is you have to eat your meal BEFORE they can come out of their cages, like if it's lunch time eat your lunch and clean up then they can come out. Well this morning my son wants to take them out to play and I was getting breakfast settled, he said he didn't want breakfast so whatever I'm going to eat mine. He is like sitting next to me staring at me telling me to eat faster and asking if I'm done ever 5 goddamn minutes. Lately I've been having a hard time eating all my food at once because it's like I don't have room or I will get sick. So I keep taking breaks and he is sighing and getting pissed that I'm not done yet. So I told him to go back to his room until he can be a decent human being today.



He's starting to "call me out" on shit and that's driving me nuts too, we have had A LOT of rain lately so it's muddy beyond hell around here. The one day it wasn't raining he wanted to go to the park and I said " no not today, honey. it's still nasty from when it rained" he said " WELL it's not raining anymore so you're lying" :evil: Jesus kid just leave well enough alone!



I'm guessing he is coming to the age where he gets that oh so wonderful young child personality...:?

HappyMomTo2 2 kids; Maine 360 posts
16th Apr '13

It seriously must be. I swore my daughter was a raging teenager yesterday when I told her she couldn't have a chocolate bar and she told me I was a bad mom. Just stick to your guns. I probably would have handled the situation like you and sent him to his room.

JoAnna &hearts's Jett Due January 20; 1 child; Midlothian, TX, United States 6098 posts
16th Apr '13

My son is like this. Makes me want to beat him. But I don't. He did it to me at a family birthday party. I asked him where he was going. He said " where do you think I'm going?!" With the biggest attitude and the rolling of the eyes.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting JoAnna &hearts's Jett:" My son is like this. Makes me want to beat him. But I don't. He did it to me at a family birthday party. ... [snip!] ... asked him where he was going. He said " where do you think I'm going?!" With the biggest attitude and the rolling of the eyes."


Oh my god, I am so glad I'm not the only one going through this. I thought I was doing something wrong! He is driving me nuts. My one nephew when he was 5 was such a little smart ass and it pissed me off so bad, those are the kids that make me want to punch something and now my kid is becoming one?! f**k.
Max keeps coming to check if I'm drinking my coffee because he said I'm too slow... I swear to god child you are going to unleash hormonal pregnant mommy.
He even tells me when I am taking too long to take a piss like LEAVE ME ALONE KID.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting HappyAndPregnant:" It seriously must be. I swore my daughter was a raging teenager yesterday when I told her she couldn't ... [snip!] ... me I was a bad mom. Just stick to your guns. I probably would have handled the situation like you and sent him to his room. "


Yesterday I told him to get his shoes on because we were leaving and I was getting his sister ready and he said " well why should I? You dont even have yours on yet!"
Well it takes me 1 second to put flip flops on and it takes you 20 minutes to f**king put slip on vans on because you act like you're dying every time I tell you to do something.

HappyMomTo2 2 kids; Maine 360 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting InkDMomma:" Yesterday I told him to get his shoes on because we were leaving and I was getting his sister ready ... [snip!] ... it takes you 20 minutes to f**king put slip on vans on because you act like you're dying every time I tell you to do something."


Its good to know that this stage is normal. I thought I must have been doing something wrong. I think they will eventually calm down when they know Mom isn't going to cave to their demands. I've been strictly enforcing time outs and taking toys away.

Mom of Tristan/Rayah/Keat 3 kids; Alberta 2068 posts
16th Apr '13

Oh and I wish I could tell you the attitude gets better. My 12 1/2 year old is lovely to deal with daily. The world is ending every day when asked to do something. Unfortunately that started happening around that age. Lol! Stick to your guns. I tell him all the time that he is lucky it is illegal to beat your kids.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
16th Apr '13

Granted, my daughter is one of the most overly dramatic kids I've ever met...but around 5 she started screeching, "you're ruining my life!" whenever she didn't get her way. No idea where she got it from but the first time she said it DH and I just stared at her, her older brother burst out laughing. She's less dramatic now but there was a while I felt like I was raising a 13 yr old girl.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting Mom of Tristan/Rayah +1:" Oh and I wish I could tell you the attitude gets better. My 12 1/2 year old is lovely to deal with daily. ... [snip!] ... happening around that age. Lol! Stick to your guns. I tell him all the time that he is lucky it is illegal to beat your kids."


Oh dear god... I am going to lose my f**king mind lol
Thank you for telling me this. I told him the other day to put his clothes down the hamper and he threw himself on the ground and said that his legs stopped working and he couldn't do it. :roll: under my breath of course I said " I can be sure your legs stop working if you keep up this damn attitude" lol

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
16th Apr '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" Granted, my daughter is one of the most overly dramatic kids I've ever met...but around 5 she started ... [snip!] ... older brother burst out laughing. She's less dramatic now but there was a while I felt like I was raising a 13 yr old girl."


My son is extremely over dramatic as well. It's funny when he acts up my 3 year old gets in his face and tells him to shut up because he's giving her a headache hahaha

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
16th Apr '13

My almost 4 year old is like that..its super fun :) like if Im trying to do something, he will tell me how to do it as I do it and never shutup lol He will act like he is going to die if I ask him to put on his own clothing if he wants to go somewhere..because he wants me to do it even though he is capable.



On Sunday..he asked me are we there yet every 5 seconds the whole ride home :shock:

✩BG Addict +2 2 kids; Ohio 24298 posts
16th Apr '13

i think it's an age thing. my DD started getting attitude around 5. she was the sweetest little girl and listened dang near, always. not that she's THAT unpleasant now, but it was so much easier when she was younger lol she's 6 now, and acts like a miniature teenager. i'm dreading the teenage years already. haha

MahmuhMahmuh 3 kids; Wichita, Kansas 6706 posts
16th Apr '13

It seriously must be, and I have a 4 & 5 year old, double freaking trouble, attitudes on full steam today and they have a hormonal, sleepy momma. Not a good combination.

kitermom 2 kids; Beaverton, Oregon 740 posts
16th Apr '13

Eff that! Those actions last for a week at most in our house. If my kids start acting out they get their room striped of everything. No toys, minimal blakets, no bed, and only 3 outfits with no fun pjs. It only took once with my daughter.

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
16th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kitermom:</b>" Eff that! Those actions last for a week at most in our house. If my kids start acting out they get their ... [snip!] ... of everything. No toys, minimal blakets, no bed, and only 3 outfits with no fun pjs. It only took once with my daughter."</blockquote>




No bed? I can see the toys but no bed? AND minimal blankets? If I had memories of my mom doing that as a child, I'd think she was psychotic. Seems extreme to me but I guess that's why they're your kids and not mine.