He has always hated it when I do the dishes, but he was finally getting better. Then one day he got really upset when I started doing them and it has happened every day since. He repeatedly screams at me "pink gloves off!", "cuddle mum!", "mum play with you!". I try giving him cuddles when he asks for them, but as soon as I stop to get back to the dishes he starts screaming again.
Sometimes if he starts getting upset I will start playing with him but everything we sit down to do he will cry "no!". When we move on to something else that will get a no too. And this is even when he has picked what we do.
This morning is a perfect example of the ridiculous part. I bought myself some slippers yesterday and when I put them on this morning he started screaming "slippers off!". I told him calmly that I would keep them on so I could keep my feet warm. He kept screaming at me and I tried comparing them to his slippers with no luck. He spent at least half an hour screaming "slippers off!". He screamed so much he started a coughing fit!
I am wondering if he has a problem with his ears. Last time he had an ear infection/fluid in his ears he didn't have any outward symptoms (no red ears) except that he was grumpy for seemingly no reason.
This seems similar, but I don't think it can be the whole reason why he is this grumpy.
I have an appointment for him at the ear clinic on Monday, but if that isn't it, I just don't know what to do!