Spoiled and I Know It

Think of the song “sexy and I know it”, yeah that is the tune I thought of when I typed the title of this blog post; which is referring to my baby boy … he is now four years old so really not a baby but he is the baby of the family as we keep telling him. K-monster is 100% spoiled and he knows it, the kid can get into huge trouble and then two minutes later make you laugh because he was a total nut, thus deterring me from the proper discipline. I don’t know how this child can do that to me because with the other two it wouldn’t happen but the baby of the family has always tended to be the more spoiled child of all.

My three kids and meYou see, I don’t have the funds {and if I did I wouldn’t anyways} to spoil my children with materialistic items so they are spoiled with love and affection. My youngest is spoiled in that he can get away with anything and I can not understand why I am unable to break that habit but I have a better understanding as to why my sister always got away with more than I did growing up. It’s just the younger child syndrome and it’s as if no one can control the outcome of how we treat that youngest child.

I do know that the way this kid is spoiled will eventually bite me in the butt which is why I am trying hard to be more aware and stick to my guns with things, but he just has a way about him. If he spills something; he has zero issues cleaning it up. If he makes a huge mess from food, he has zero issues having the dog help him clean it up. The kid is just happy to do whatever, even if it’s a discipline tactic. Time out? He serves it with a smile and will go back to doing whatever. I am not kidding, this kid baffles me to no end.

Christmas Tree Cut DownI am not a spanking Mom, but I have spanked each of my children from a time or two here and then through out their years of being alive, with the four year old? This doesn’t even make him flinch. He doesn’t even care. Just smiles and keeps on trucking. I do not get it.

Of course, as much of a handful as this little guy can be from time to time he is also the comedian of the family so he can make someone mad at him in 2.2 seconds but turn around and make that person happy with him in 1.2 seconds. It’s a gift and I am impressed. He isn’t like this at school, he is very well behaved and polite. K-monster is also very well behaved {usually} in restaurants, just at home – in his comfort zone – he is a monster, a total wild animal. Some day I will get this trick to not spoiling him and allowing him to get away with these things but for now, I just admit “Yes I spoil my youngest in that he does get away with more than he should in my home”. Suppose that is one of my parental flaws.

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2 comments

  1. Rosey (968 comments) says:

    I found my second oldest getting spoiled, when he was a teen!! I’m not sure if it was because his older brother had moved out on his own by then, and I knew how fast the time w/the second oldest would go (and it did) or what, but I def. noticed it. And so did hubby, which made him be harder on him, which I did not like, lol. Thank GOODNESS we (hubby and me) transitioned through that phase with only bumps in the road. It was not a pretty time. :)

    • brandyellen (380 comments) says:

      I have been working on saying NO and meaning NO with my youngest and oh my goodness .. this is going to be a fun challenge….

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