Of late, I have problem asking Yvette or I should say Yvette is no longer taking initiative putting away her toys after she took them out. (In the past, I am always her assistance.) She always makes mess and I have to clear her toys away. Every day I have to wrestle with her on this issue and it seem like she isn’t listening to my calling anymore.
(Another reason I don’t like her to mess out her toys and left them on the floor because my FIL can’t see anymore (He can only see shadow now.) If she leaves everything on the floor, it can be hazard to my FIL.)
Yesterday I got so mad with her after she took out all the accessories of her play dough and left them on the floor; blocking my FIL’s way to the kitchen. I finally couldn’t keep my eye shut and started shouting at her to put them away but she shut me out totally.
Naturally I got mad. I spanked her, put her to Naughty Corner but she still didn’t submit. I remember Sonya told me stubbornness is part of Taurus. So if she didn’t want to give in, I will have hard time to make her to do. And true enough, it took me one hour to make her keep those toys. (Within this hour, she was crying all the way.)
Today, the history repeats.
She refused to keep those toys away. So I put her in one of the room to fix back the puzzle. She cried and it took her awhile to fix the puzzle too.
I know I can’t battle with her on the same issue every day, making both of us so upset. So I thought very hard and finally come out with a solution – that is to keep the toys together with her (now she becomes the assistance) so that she can keep up with this good habit instead of just me putting away her toys for her.