I arrived at the park and Cooper was behaving GREAT! He held my hand and asked permission to go play. Then...it went downhill. My little boy was behaving like a MONSTER! He'd pick up dirt and let it drizzle between his fingers. Not a few minutes later it turned into throwing it. Then he saw a boy running so he ran after him, went up to say hi, and threw dirt at him. After a serious session of "NOs" he was back to playing again. No more than a minute later he picked up dirt and threw it at another kid - laughing thinking it was funny. This continued for the entire 10 minutes we were there!! Eventually he saw me coming and would run away from me...laughing. I was so so embarrassed. I know he doesn't know better but SERIOUSLY?? I was so upset I loaded him up in the car (screaming of course because who wouldn't have fun in the dirt) and headed home. We all were bathed, had lunch, and then NAP time.
- we will not be going to play group until he's more behaved.
- research and pray for guidance in disciplining our toddler.
- go to parks without dirt for a while. It is really difficult to clean up when it's in every crease and fold you never knew existed.