I think it is funny. All day long while Harmon is awake the little things are a battle. My son is NOT a "yes man". He is a tough negotiator. Since moving he has decided he no longer wants to be potty trained. He no longer wants to nap. He no longer wants to eat breakfast. He just wants to be a pain in the rear... and of course play. Needless to say as parents we are at the end of our rope with him :p
So tonight Chris and I walk into the living room and Dad just gets so mad at him b/c he has taken off his night pants and pull up just after we had gotten him dressed for bed and there was trash all over the floor. Chris was livid. It had just been such a long night for everyone and Callum had just cut his lip. I realize seeing Harmon crying that he had gone pee pee in the potty. He did it all on his own and we feel like crap b/c we yelled at him: FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING!!!! That is like the biggest parent "no no" of all time. As for the trash on the floor... that was Rachel, not the poor framed Harmon.
We gave him lots of reward stickers and Chris lovingly read him a book and spent some special time with him. It just reminded me that sometimes with kids you can't jump to conclusions and you shouldn't get mad. I do both at times and I need to get better at not doing it!
Cute Side Story: This morning when he woke up he told me: "I love you mommy. I am happy today. I am happy to see you. I love you." I'm a lucky mom!