Crack down - Crackdown? One word or two?
It has begun.
Somewhere along the line our daughter has turned into a major crybaby, sort of a wimp and a tattletale.
What a lovely combination.
Now, I'm not one AT ALL to minimize if a kiddo is hurt or had their feelings hurt. And my kid ROCKS, that is to be certain. But sometimes enough is enough.
A few examples of why:
1. Mackenzie gets hurt and Hallie cries harder...to get attention.
2. I get poison ivy and Hallie gets jealous because *she* doesn't have poison ivy...therefore not getting that attention.
3. Hallie picks her toenail. It bleeds slightly. This now requires a bandaid, Neosporin and she limps around....for attention.
4. Hallie bumps into the side of a soft, leather chair. Immediate tears. For attention.
So Dave and I have started cracking down. Our crackdown plan is quite simple: shut it down immediately, ignore and NO MORE BANDAIDS (unless it is actually needed).
She tattles - I don't want to hear it (unless someone hits, pinches, etc).
She cries - I shut it down.
She whines - uh uh, none of that.
Little owies? Get over it.
Does it feel mean? Yep. Does it really suck sometimes when you just really want to give a hug for that tiny hurt, but don't? Yep. Is it working?
(I feel mean just typing all of this)