I am not sure what's the normal for almost 6 year old children but, the sassy stuff and back talk is really wearing me out emotionally. It can be sometime that Cody isn't even involved and he wants to interrupt me and argue. Examples of James and I talking in the car Me- "Ah.. Sally's supply house of course I get coupons when I'm broke". Cody "You only have food coupons MOM you DO NOT HAVE THOSE OTHERS". James "Cody please don't interrupt mommy you don't know what coupons she has". Me- "Cody please don't argue with mommy". Cody- " BUT MOM YOU DO NOT HAVE THOSE COUPONS". Petty I know but, this is a daily thing he wants to argue about things he doesn't know exist. Its the same with food which I offer but, I have given up on them eating it. I made things they like for the most part and I always offer vegetables every single night. Last night it was Tyson nuggets, mashed potatoes, and corn and a small cup of Juicy Juice. Cody "I don't want corn" Me- "Why not you haven't tried it, you might like it if you try it". Cody- "No I won't because I want to be like daddy, he doesn't like corn". Me - "Daddy does like corn I hope you try a bite". Cody "No Daddy doesn't like corn". Me- "Cody, I don't lie to you I want to eat it but, I am not going to make you". Sophia "No corn".
I show both of them how I ate my nuggets, corn, and potatoes - showing them its good. Holiday World "Cody do you want to try slide X its really cool?". Cody - "No". Me- "Why its a lot of fun you will probably like it". Cody "Nope I don't like the color green so I am not going". Me- "Oh.. the color doesn't matter its fun but, I'll leave you alone". Cody "Okay well I am also saying no because my teacher told me to think for myself". It so frustrating because those are the most recent things. I know he needs to think for himself I don't do my dad did to me and just take him on the slide anyways though I really wanted to I did not. He is so.. self-centered. Its really getting on my nerves and I know I am should think it but, I do what he wants to do. I try very hard to raise my children different than what I was raised. I have no guidance other than James' and his experiences. James tried to talk to Cody and said "Hey, it would be nice if you would go with mommy on the slide something you two can do together instead of having Sophia with you since she is too small". I try so.... hard to let him make the choices I don't want him to be depenant upon me but, I feel like in some ways not with the slide thing but, he does NOT believe me unless James confirms it. Whether its food that's good for him we also do broccoli, green beans, bell pepper (non-spicy), grapes, berries, etc.. he just doesn't accept my word for anything. He doesn't believe me I am picking and picking at my brain trying to figure out what I have done to break his trust into me somehow.