It breaks my heart to make this entry but I am just discovering how hard it is to be a parent. Zoë is really playing us both up and last night she wouldn’t let us undress her to get her in the bath. She got quite vicious and was hitting me. I managed to strip her off and put her in the bath but she just went mad and I had to take her out of the bath for own safety. In the end we dressed her and sent her to bed with no milk.
Tonight she refused to get out of the car and again turned nasty hitting me. In the end I had to leave her in there and lock the doors. She moved around and set the car alarm off which upset her and when I went to get her, she wanted to come out.
I have promised her melon tonight after her bath if she is good in the bath. She hasn’t been too bad so far but was trying to hit James whilst he was watching her hair. She has got out ok without the usual fight.
I just don’t know how to react to her when she is naughty like this. Should I ignore it, should I let her get away what she doesn’t want to do or should I smack her or send her to bed. I know we have to be strong and stick by whatever punishment we give to her. I just pray that it is her trying her boundaries and nothing more serious.