Please stop!

As Ellie dives into year 2 at school, my primary thought at the moment is ‘please stop’. Not please stop growing up, or please stop time flying……please stop having strops!!!!!!

I truly did not see this coming….maybe I was naive but I really did not. It turns out that starting year 2 isn’t much different from when she started reception or year one. She’s tired and she’s grumpy – she’s snappy, she’s shouty, she’s pouty and quite frankly not much bloody fun.

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A smiling moment, with bedtime teddy who she is holding on to a lot more than usual at the moment!

It doesn’t help that I didn’t see it coming when in previous years I’d expected it and it definitely doesn’t help that in my head I think she’s getting a bit old to use the excuse ‘she’s tired’ for bad behaviour. She is still only 6 but I worry that when she’s 16 and being predictably arsy I might still say ‘ah…it’s because she’s tired’.

I’m fairly sure that it will settle down. Well actually…it will have to otherwise Ellie will be spending most of her time alone in her bedroom doing ‘time out’. But I was just wondered if it could possibly … well …stop now?

I actually found myself trying to explain all of this to Ellie on Friday and asking her to ‘bring back my good little girl’. I thought I was making real progress until she starting talking and said ‘then stop telling me to do things’. Oh dear – we aren’t there yet then. I even bought her an icecream on Friday so bribery isn’t working either. Ah well – counting to 20 seems to help so I’ll be sticking to that for now.

It would be great to know other people are experiencing a similar thing – so if you are, do comment! Also if anyone with old children could reassure me that eventually this ‘start of year grump’ doesn’t happen…..please?!

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7 thoughts on “Please stop!

  1. Kully Sahota

    Sharon it will settle down they are just getting use to the change in pace in class!Mine were the same the older ones but it doesn’t last forever.We have good days and bad days with Anya to just part of growing up.I also have the other end of the spectrum the teenagers,but even the older one has stopped getting moody shes come out the other end into a nice young lady.She is nearly sixteen,we have had the hormonal stages the strops and the same with my son who is 13.It’s not easy I have to grit my teeth most of the time,Anya is the easy one!enjoy her!it goes to quickly I can’t believe I have a nearly 16 yr old!Kully.xxxxx

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  2. Loving life with little ones

    My eldest has just started in reception and I was expecting her to be tired and grumpy but we also have major tears and tantrums, back chat and down right rudeness, where has my good little girl gone, I seem to be forever telling her off and I hate it. I didn’t realise it would happen every september!! #pocolo

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    1. Sharon Saunders Post author

      I’m still hoping it won’t happen EVERY September! lol Or if it does, maybe it will last less time?! I know our good little girls will be back in a very short while – until then it’s good to know I’m not the only one! Thanks for reading. #PoCoLo

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  3. Katie (@mami2fiveblog)

    I have 3 girls in the comp and a boy in year 4 so I can completely sympathise with what you are going through! It does get easier, or maybe we just get more used to it with every passing year? The best thing I have found is to not be too hard on them, try not to get at them for every little thing. I’m not saying it isn’t bloody hard, especially when the are teenagers, but I find it easier in the longer run. I hope the strops ease soon for all of your sakes! #pocolo

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  4. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    Oh dear, this brings back memories of the beginning of year 2 for Grace! She did exactly the same thing but soon got over it. I hope Ellie does soon too. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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