Not Quite Rotten

Posted 03-6-2013 at 11:36 AM by Krista

There is something disturbing I’ve noticed about my two-year old lately. Something that all parents dread discovering—and are happy to remain oblivious to; even if they will become enraged if anyone were to point it out to us…

Yes, that’s right: my youngest has become…well, to put it bluntly…she’s a bit of a brat. There, I’ve said it. But far from feeling relief from this admission, I am fearful of judgment, which each Mommy is only too used to. It comes with the territory.

I don’t know what happened. I mean, K has always been a bit more clingy than her older sister…OK,  make that a lot more, but still. Friends assured me that she was the “normal” one and A was the odd ball. So, I indulged her clinginess as much as I have been able to do and stay sane, and now, I have to admit I am getting rather sick of it.

It’s my own fault, really. Since my husband and I have been trying so unsuccessfully to have another child, I have indulged K a bit more than I should…held her a bit more, babied her a tad. After all, every time I look at her I know she might be the last baby I ever have. Not that I’m saying that is a good excuse to spoil a child just that it makes it easy to do.

Never fear, now that I am aware of the problem, I have set to rectifying it. It’s hard, and made harder by the fact that I know I am at least in part, to blame. It would be easier if she didn’t look so much like a baby…and that is exactly why I need one for comparison!

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3 Responses to “Not Quite Rotten”

  1. nahrie on March 8th, 2013 6:16 am


    Giving your child love and attention will not spoil them. Many kids just go through a brat stage. In my experience, if you try to pull back on the “spoiling”, they will act out even worse.

  2. Krista on March 8th, 2013 9:39 am


    I agree. However, it isn’t so much of the attention but the babying and pampering that I believe can and in this case has spoiled her. I still give her love and attention, but I am making her do more things for herself when I know its things she is capable of.

  3. Noahs-Mom on March 10th, 2013 4:21 pm


    Oh Momma there is nothing wrong with loving your little one while their little. Let’s face it there will be a day where all of our kids won’t want to do so, love them up!!!
    I don’t see where there is anything wrong with being honest about your child. If we as parents can’t be honest about them then who will? Hang in there Momma!

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