No no no no no!
Posted January 15, 2014on:
Bathtime used to be one of M’s favorite times.
All I had to say was, “M, do you want to take a bath?” and she’s drop what ever she was doing and go straight to the bathtub.
Now, every time I ask her if she wants a bath I get told no.
She’ll shake her head, say, “nuh uh” and walk away.
If I ask again, she’ll say, “No, play.”
Of course, because I’m the mommy, I insist that she takes a bath, but it’s such a battle. There’s crying and flailing. There’s that “go limp” trick that toddlers do that make it impossible to pick them up. There’s a lot of whining. There’s a lot of “no no no no no!”
But once I get her in and calmed down, I can easily bathe her. She just has to fight!
Then, once she’s in and clean, of course she wants to play in the water.
Then it becomes a battle to get her OUT of the tub..
Toddlers.. there’s no reasoning, is there?