"Hey The Phi, do you want a cookie?"
then she thinks about what I said and changes her answer... "Yes I want a cookie"
But always with the No first. This all could be a phase but its been really tough one for PR Dad and I. We are beyond frustrated with this and with The Phi. I have been reading a book called "Love and Logic" trying to find the best way to deal with this. PR Dad has taken to doing yard work to stay away from The Monster I mean The Phi. The attitude and blatant disobedience is
hard to deal with. And the more frustrated we become the more irritated she becomes and then everyone is pissed, The Phi is in tears and the My Little Ponies are still all over the floor.
But then she does something just so adorable. This morning we came into the office. The Phi has been carrying around this little purse for a few days. Today I walked into my office and put my purse down where I put it down everyday. The Phi waltzed in right behind me and in an exact motions put her purse next to mine.
We are hoping that all this passes soon, but PR Dad and I have discussed changing her reward chart around. It worked well for awhile, and the threat of taking away a happy face still works, but we are at a point where she gets so many taken away that we are in the negative. PR Dad thought of making a Trouble Chart where she gets a sad face for misbehaving, then when she gets to 10 she gets a toy taken away for a week. Maybe we will have to try that. Anything to try to get our little angel back.