Munchkin is going through a very interesting phase.

He has learnt that he is not supposed to do things. Things being…

  • eat the plant that sits on the living room windowsill
  • eat the remote control for the tv
  • eat my blackberry (would be ok if it were blackberries…)
  • eat the sharp pointy wooden doorstop
  • eat the cardboard box that dissolves in his mouth
  • eat things he has pulled out of the bin

you get the picture..

The interesting thing is that we are trying to teach him “NO!” and he really does get it fully. He knows he is not supposed to be doing these things but his main amusement is to venture towards the forbidden object, turn round to check if we are watching him and then give the biggest grin.

Depending on how ornery brave he is feeling he’ll actually go ahead and try it anyway. Of course, he promptly gets scooped up and deposited somewhere far away from the potentially lethal object of his desire.

I just find it so interesting to watch him work things out, test us, be amused by the situation, be brave, take a risk, be strong willed.

The kid is VERY strong willed already….definitely takes the stubborn side from his dad.

Although I told my mum about this and she laughed and laughed and laughed…not entirely sure why?

Who me?

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2 Responses to Testing

  1. silenceandnoise says:

    Look at all that crazy hair! Love it 🙂
    It’s the same with Bresho. He knows “NO” but still tries to push the boundaries whenever he can. I feel it has gotten worse now that he is more mobile. He tires to climb everywhere and pulls everything he finds hanging from chairs/tables. He is also tall enough and can reach things we leave on the counters. We have to keep an eye on him at all times!

  2. londonmum says:

    i read your post about discipline and it’s a tricky one. I want the baby to learn and explore and feel that life has no limits. It does feel like I am already teaching him that he has to limit himself when I say no to him. But on the flip side, he has to learn not to go near dangerous things and no one likes an out of control child when they are older. If only he didn’t smile at me everytime I tell him No!

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