I Don’t Love You Anymore
Since we have crossed over into the fours, it seems that the boys are getting more and more independent and a little more sassy. If there is something that they don’t like in terms of me telling them what needs to be done, or something they can’t do or have, they have come up with their own reply, and their defense LOL.
When they are mad at me, their reply is “Mommy I don’t love you annnnyyyyy more!” I either reply with that’s ok, I love you still, or “Maybe you want a new mommy?” Their immediate reply is usually, I love you mommy!
I can remember awhile back when we were at the zoo and one of them was mad because I said no to something they wanted, and he said “I hate you!” I thought to myself, “and so it begins.” Was I like this as a four year old (probably!), and I am not even to their teenage years. Being new to this parenting thing, I am almost certain that this is a phase. And who ever coined it the terrible twos, needs to re-evaluate and take a look at the terrible fours, because I think I might go out of my mind!
We are at a phase in their development where they want to do everything include make the rules, so every day seems to be a power struggle. By the time my husband gets home, I have to run and hide LOL. This is four. So much fun.