-derived from the word sassy. the act of being a smarta**, back-talking, rude and disrespectful; impudent.
It's been a while since I've talked about my kids. Like, REALLY talked about them, and their growing personalities. So here we go.
I've been kind of naive this past year, thinking we might actually skip the infamous Terrible Two's, and possibly even the Terrible Three's. Mostly because Easton has always been pretty mellow and easy. I've been caught off guard lately, and I've learned that even the most well-behaved little boy can flip at at the drop of a dime and become a tiny terrorist practically over night.
Have I been through this is before with Bennett? Sort of. Bennett was an overly curious toddler that did tend to get into mischief, but for the most part he was pretty oblivious and unassuming. Looking back now, a lot of the behavioral issues we had with him stemmed from his developmental and speech delays. Of course he didn't know what was going on for a while, but a lot of the reasons he was a Terrible Two was just a lack of communication.
Whereas Easton?? He communicates fine. A little TOO fine if you ask me. He is going to be my back-talker. I'm not even kidding, this kid has some serious sass. It's like I'm looking at a mini version of myself in him. Because I have a feeling I was just like this as a kid. And I'll tell you what, it's exhausting.
But I'm in new territory here. I honestly don't know how to deal with his attitude. In the olden days, a good mouth-washing with some soap might do the trick. But I'll go ahead and rule that out as one of the options, because nowadays that kind of punishment will get CPS called on you.
Basically I've just been putting him in time-out's when he talks back or is just being flat out defiant. Not sure it's working, though, because I can't tell you how badly it grinds my gears when my barely 2 Year Old responds to his punishment by saying "No Mama, you go to time out!!" the proceeds to reach out and push me toward the infamous time-out corner.
Gosh, right when you think you have the parenting thing figured out, your child turns a new leaf and totally baffles you. I'm not posting this to be a whiny, complaining parent... okay maybe I am just for a second. But I'm really posting this because 1)it's real life and one day I will look back and laugh at this stage and 2) I NEED ADVISE!!
How do you handle your little sassafras??