Sweet Chloe is really blossoming into a darling little girl.
One problem...this girl has got a mouth of a sailor. Some of her favorite words include: "meanie," "I hate you!," "You're a mean Mommy (or Daddy)!," "stupid, and "dummy." Have I forgotten any? Good thing that is the extent of bad words that she has heard otherwise we'd be in big trouble.
We've tried everything from ignoring her, washing her mouth out with soap, time out, telling her that Jesus is sad when she talks naughty, and flicking her mouth. Hum...nothing seems to be working. Not long ago she was saying to me "I hate you" but I just totally ignored her. It was making her so mad that she kept trying to situate herself in front of my face while saying, "Did you hear me? I hate you mommy." A couple times I have been quite embarrassed when we have been at church and she gets mad at me because I won't give her something she wants and she loudly says, "I hate you mommy." I keep telling myself that it is a phase but it has been going on for a loooong time now (you know long for a two year old's life).