17 October 2018
OMG!!! As I read this it made me laugh soo hard! I am going through this with my oldest one. She's doing all of the things you mentioned and when I tell her something she tells me I am being rude and she is going to tell daddy. It's terrible! lol
My son went through a naughty stage around five. He didn't want to listen to anyone. He was jealous of his little sister and acting out was his way of getting attention. Regardless of the reasoning, it drove me nuts to have this little tyrant while dealing with a fussy baby too. Well one day he'd brought a basketball inside and was dribbling it. The baby was napping so I told him to stop. He of course kept doing it. I ended up taking the ball and sending him to his room for timeout. He was pretty quiet in there (normally he'd carry on) so I peeked my head in. I saw him packing up his clothes in one of those big reusable fabric grocery bags. I watched him for a few seconds at the door before asking him what he was doing. He looked me dead in the eye and said "I'm going to go stay with MomMom. I'm tired of your crap." Totally disrespectful but still makes me laugh to this day. He was so serious! He still says some stuff that makes me chuckle but that takes the cake.