Today while I was getting Reli ready for her nap, she was outright refusing to put on a pair of pants. She started having a bit of a tantrum (sleepy no doubt) so I said "You're not list.en.ing." picked her up and laid her on the floor to get her feet through the leg holes. Through the tears and the reddened cheeks my 23 mo. old child suddenly hollers...
"I NOT LIKE YOU!"
At first I didn't know what to say, but then I was having a hard time hiding a giggle because she just kept going...
"I not Tantrum! Stop you crying! Calm Down! I not like you!"
Evidently, she knew she was doing something bad and through her tired little brain she managed to jumble up all the things that I say when she get's in trouble.
"Are you having a tantrum?"
"Do you need to sit in time out?"
"You need to calm down and stop crying."
But for the life of me I can't figure where she came up with "I don't like you." I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have never said that to her in my life! I'll admit to "You drive me CRAZY!" in a heart beat, and even the occasional, "Please leave mommy alone for just 5 seconds!", but never "I don't like you!"
If this is a preview of the terrible 2's I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry. I thought I had a few more years until the teenage hormones kicked in!