Friday was a particularly hard day for us. Bennett was fighting me on everything and was just plain disobedient. I'm being too nice about this -- he was just straight up being naughty, a little monster. No matter what I did, he just didn't wanna cooperate. And it wasn't like I was asking him to do chores, I was just trying to get him to engage with me. I pulled out every trick in the book to try and distract him from his foul mood, but it just wasn't happening. It was like he just didn't want to be around me at all.
After my Husband was done with work, I was telling him about our challenging day, and that I wasn't sure what his problem was. To which, he quickly said "You know, it could be that he is just annoyed with you." WHAT? My own child is annoyed with me!? Impossible. I made this little human, and I'm the all-knowing adult, how could I possibly be irritating to him? But really, it's very possible. I've just never thought of it like that.
Bennett doesn't really know how to say he's annoyed with me, but I guarantee that is what his problem was that day. To him, I was just an overbearing banshee, spewing out rules and directions to him, that he clearly wasn't into. And even though he should technically be listening to me and doing what I ask... I'm sure that in his mind, he's thinking "oh my gosh, just shut up already and let me do what I wanna do!". I mean, when I look at it from his perspective, how obnoxious am I!? I kinda suck, in the eyes of a 3 y/o ;-) And just like anyone else, I'm sure there are days when he just doesn't want to be around me. But I admit, if this is the case, my feelings are kind of hurt. lol