Many of you have never gotten "the look" from a child care provider. Yesterday I got "the look". Ewww, it wasn't pretty. She was so angry.....at Dimples. After a week of doing well at the playgroup Dimples has decided that she is comfortable enough to show them her true self. If she was told to do something, she did the opposite. Hitting, spitting, swearing.....she did it all.
Her behavior was so bad that she didn't get to go to dinner at Moe's. We went to Moe's because it is Sarah's second favorite place to eat and she won't have any until August. For the first time in a long time I got a babysitter for Dimples because I didn't feel that she was going to behave in public.
When I went to pick the kids up from their playgroup she was sitting on the wall pouting. When I told her it was time to go home she ignored me. When I picked her up she sat back down. When I picked her up again she started to sit down again but I stopped her by picking her up and putting her on my hip. This started the screaming. She screamed all the way to the car and on the drive home. Then she screamed on the couch for quite a while. By time she went to the babysitter she had stopped and asked me if I was coming back for her.
Today she gets to spend the day at home. She will get to spend it being bored. Hopefully tomorrow she will make better choices but somehow I don't have much confidence in her ability to behave once she has started to misbehave.
I hope that they enjoy the break at the playgroup.