Saturday, March 21, 2015

Terrible ones?

I'm not sure who decided that they were called terrible twos because they are wrong.  My daughter is 15 months and there is quite a bit of terrible that she's been displaying lately.  Maybe someone decided that "terrible twos" was a better alliteration than terrible ones.  Maybe they should have considered "obnoxious ones".

I already feel like my daughter would have a larger vocabulary except that I've only got three main phrases (not really but it feels that way).   Lately all that seems to come out of my mouth is: no thank you, not in your mouth please, and may I have that?  I'm sure she thinks that I don't know anything because I don't seem to say much else.

Clearly I'm the bad guy when I tell her no

As of the last week or so, I feel like her main focus in life is to see how much she can get away with. I get that every kid is probably trying to see how much they can get away with but oh my goodness, I'm so tired of fighting everything she does.  It's exhausting!

Can't you just see the mischievous thoughts churning in her brain?

I know that each kid goes through things but I just think about all those people who work in day cares.  They must really do it for the love of the kids.  I'm not sure I could take a room full of kids who are all having a bad week.  I already have irrational mommy thoughts (that I would NEVER act on of course).  There is a true appreciation to be had for people who are cloaked in patience and care as I am someone who struggles with patience.

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