Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Terrible Ones?

I am not sure what stage this is that A is going through, you know the "I will challenge you to the death" stage, but good gosh do I want it to be over. Not that I want my little girl to grow up any faster than necessary, but she is being a little more than just trying these days.

I really don't even know where to start to explain, so I will just go through our morning thus far...

It started with me going in to get A this morning from her crib, which went reasonably well until I tried to actually pick her up. Apparently she wanted to dictate when she would come out, so I got a whining, wiggling child screaming "NO" as I hauled her onto her changing pad. Then it was no longer about getting out of her crib, because now she was screaming she didn't want her diaper changed...really, after a full night, not a chance I was going to give in to this one! So I battled through a diaper change and we headed downstairs. Once we arrived in the kitchen, she asked for her milk, which daddy promptly handed over...only to have her hurl her sippy cup across the room as she whined, "noooo". Guess she didn't want her milk anymore.

Then it was on to wanting the baby doll in her chair, then wanting breakfast, then throwing a fit when I put her in her chair, then throwing a fit and whining when it was time to get out, get dressed, get in the you see where I am going here?

Every situation has becomes a challenge between mommy and A, and although I am getting beaten down minute by minute, I am winning! However, I feel a little bit like Charlie Sheen, because even though I am "winning" I think I might be losing least my sanity and potentially some years of my life.

I thought I would include some pictures of my little terror sweetheart in action. These are from lunch today and I can honestly say I have no idea what got her in a tizzy this time.

"Don't you tell me NO."

So to all you moms, godmothers, aunts, dads, and grandparents...please help me out here and give me some advice.

Daily Mom


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  2. We started the terrible twos around 11 months. It is rough, you just have to remember that you are the parent. It is normal for them to have temper tantrums, but it is not okay for you to react (and in essence have a tempter tantrum too). It is so much easier said than done, but I try to remember each day. My oldest is now approaching 2 1/2, some days are great, others not so much... Hang in there!

  3. Oh but she is sooo cute! My youngest also revolts at the diaper change and his new favorite thing is crying until he gets a drink, then dumping it on the carpet! I would also say hang in there! I'll send a prayer out for you. Hopefully she'll get through this stage quickly. :)

  4. Yup, just hang in there. (Isn't that the suckiest advice you can hear? But it's true.) As with any parenting dilemma, just be consistent! Babe still has days like that but thankfully it's not every day anymore. (I'm sure I just jinxed myself.)

    A certainly has the evil eye down pat! If it wasn't directed at you I'd say you should be proud she's mastered such a mature move! :-)


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