Friday, September 13, 2013

I'm Terrified.

I think the terrible 2's are among us. They have been creeping around lately and scaring the living daylights out of me. What do you do when your cute little tot just screams at the fridge? Well, you could open the fridge and politely offer a yummy snack to the screaming tot, assuming they are hungry. But when terrible 2's are in full swing, those delightful treats are thrown right back in your face and the stomping and falling to the ground occurs. Now what? He moves to the pantry, begins yelling at that, so I open it, offer another snack, to which he responds:
'NO!!!! THIS!!!!!!!'

I show him what I think "THIS!!!!"  is, but it's not this,  and it's not that  and it's not anything  except the desire to scream and scare his mother and father. Is he sleepy? No, this is usually after his 2.5 hour nap, so he is rested and ready to battle, and i'm usually just getting home from work, exhausted and ready to give in. 
Like this day:
Popsicle before dinner? Sure, why  not? Then he ends up eating nothing for dinner. Awesome.
 Tot-1 Mom-0
I read this article and it gave me some good tips. I need to work on deep breaths and redirecting, but I have to admit that most times, I just stare at him, wide-eyed, shuffling around trying to find what he needs to make. him. stop. whining. at. me.
I love him more than anything in the world which is why it's so easy to give in to his 21 month old demands, but I know that is not helping him in the long run, which is why i'm writing this. Anyone have some creative Terrible Two Tips for me with this little angel? Anyone? 
Seriously....you try saying 'no' to that face, it ain't ez. And every time I say no, I think of the scene in Almost Famous (1:08) where Anita comes home yelling at her mom that she is a YES person and her mom is trying to raise her in a NO environment . Dramatic? Yes, of course, but I don't want him to run away from home to become a stewardess!!! Alright, that was downright overboard. Whatever. 

love, bohoDramaQueen


  1. Julie you just have to be strong let him know your there but try not to give in to him sometimes. It will get better I promise.

  2. I love you Doug! thanks for the advice! get home already, we are missing you!