Lana - posted on 02/11/2015 ( 11 moms have responded )
I have 5 children. A 9 year old son and girls ages 8.6.and 3 and I just had a new baby boy who is 7 weeks. My 3yo is really advanced in every aspect she is more like a 5year old and we are so used to it we kind of always treated her as such. She is a character! And as the baby she likes to taunt the older kids. Get them all riled up and run from them or get them to chase after her. Imagine living with a rambunxous mischevious spider monkey.. that sums her up. She understands what she is doing and everything she does is with purpose. But ever since her baby brother has been home she is becomming out of control. She went from rough housing or taunting then calming down and sitting with her siblings to watch tv to running thru the house kicking things over as she runs by laughing. Intentionally pouring other peoples drinks out on the carpet climbing on dining table and pushing everything off onto the floor then snatching things from the older kids like their homework and quickly throwing it in the toilet while laughing of course and geting in the fridge and breaking all the eggs in the floor. She did all this within 20 minutes today.. and everytime baby was un attended while we all chased after her and cleaned up after her she would take cheep shots at the baby. Put pillows on his face. Smack his head as she runs by. Poke his eye put her finger down his throat she has even stood on the couch next to me and punched baby in the head as hard as she could and jumped away in the same second before I could react. Shes constantly taking his blanket off him and making him cold when hes just in a diaper or un zipping his pjs and opening them up wide and taking his blanket and laying it across his face iv caught her hugging him close and when I look shes blowing in his face so he cant breath.. im soooo exhausted from watching HER. I have woke up at 3 am to find him not by my side. And her sitting in the bedroom floor holding him across her lap.. she loves him. I know she does. Its like she only wants him for herself and nobody else and when people take him from her she punnishes the baby for it.. it is litterally like this 24 hours a day.. I can never rest...what can I do before she seriously hurts him. I caught her tonight she took his diaper off of him and was telling him to pee on himself. And when I yelled for her to get down she punched him in the bare privates and tried to purposly step on his chest before she ran from me. She always does these things and runs. She knows what she is doing is wrong. Omg please help. When she is alone with baby though she picks him up and holds him in her lap . She sings to hin tries to read to him ( by read I mean look at pages in book and make up her own stories to tell him) she turns his swing on and makes it play music for him when hes fussy . Or she will pick him up and carry him to me and tell me to feed him my ChiChi ( hes breastfed) and the acting up and distructiveness usually happens when im breastfeeding and cant respond. I try to include her in as much stuff as possible but that only seems to make her feel entitled to the baby. And when I make one on one time for her she goes right back to the bad behavior immediatly after. And ignoring the behavior just makes her do it more and push the limits..is this nirmal..will she give up..soon.