Alex can play me - like a fiddle!! He knows how to push my buttons, and he does it every day.
I think I need to let it go.
Example: He asked for some goldfish. (well, he asked for food, and goldfish was the only thing he didn't shake his head at) I put some goldfish in a little plastic bowl and put it over by his chair. He walked over to the chair, sat down, and then proceeded to take each goldfish out of the bowl and throw them across the room. The whole time he was looking at me with this grin that said, "and what 'ya gonna do about it, mom?"
I, of course, went over - picked up all of the goldfish and brought the bowl over to me. (and he giggled the whole time)
I really don't care if there are goldfish on the floor, and I really don't care if he eats the goldfish off of the floor. But - for some reason - it bugs the crap out of me that he is throwing his food. Jay thinks I need to let it go since it's obvious he's playing me. I agree - and I don't think it's hurting anything - I just keep worrying that he's not learning that it's not ok to throw your food on the floor.
I have to keep reminding myself that he's 13 months old, and I have lots of time to teach him things. :)