T is putting the hammer down and I love it. I call him Hammer-T now. He was never really overly permissive with L, he’s just naturally nice and calm – a problem I don’t have, so I’ve been Hammer-Allison forever. But this new, angry, fed-up Hammer-T is just the greatest. One of the things I always loved about T was his innate niceness. It was so foreign to me and a perfect balance to my innate bitchiness. Who could have guessed I’d be so thrilled to see him toss it aside and join me on the dark side?
T is focusing his hammer on any disrespectful behavior of L’s. Any back talk, rude noises or faces, ignoring of requests will be met swiftly by Hammer-T. These things were always met by Hammer-Allison (which, in truth, is just regular Allison), but my hammer has become ineffectual, and compared to T’s it’s a little pink thing with a squeaky voice.
With Hammer-T around, I get to be calm! And Hammer-T doesn’t let anything slide. The slightest rudeness and L gets the Hammer. At first, L didn’t know what was happening. He didn’t listen to a simple request and T came down on him. HARD. L was so confused. A few minutes later when L made a face at me, down came the hammer. I feel very special getting all this bodyguarding by my husband against my 3-year-old.
So, I’m a happy gal with a mean husband and L had better get in line as he now has Mean Mommy and Mean Daddy to contend with. But, with Mean Daddy around, I can play nice every once in a while. Imagine that!