My mom came over for a day of shopping and to help me clean. Only went to McDonald's for breakfast and then a quick trip into Costco because Cailyn was being miserable/disobedient. I finally carried her screaming out of the store while every looked at me like I just beat her or something. When we got home she was put in the crib for some quiet time since she was still miserable. Let her out when we had lunch and then she was pretty good...so we took her to get her hair cut. This was her second professional hair cut (last one Oct 2005). She cut 1 1/2" or more off.
Cailyn is now watching Diego snuggled with her bear and blanket on the couch. I'm hoping she falls asleep for a little while and then is in a better mood.
I have read the strong willed child from Dr Dobson, but from what I remember (can't remember much since I tried to read it when Cailyn was home/awake and I have baby brain) a lot of it is more for a strong willed 4 or 5 year old. It's hard to reason with a 2 year old!
I've tried the 2 choices - like do you want to sleep in your bed or Jared's crib - she just says no for both. I tell her she has to pick one or I get to pick for her....she just has a fit.
Certain things I've given up on - like shoes, I just make sure seasonally inappropriate shoes are out of sight...so if she's ever wearing shoes that don't go with her outfit, it's because she picked them out.
And I swear she doesn't feel the cold - it's a struggle to get her to wear a coat, and will take it off as soon as we are in the cold van - but she never complains about being cold!
Oh well - this too in time should pass. I guess I should be happy that at least most of my house is clean.