Sunday, October 5, 2008

Look Who's Talking...

Whoever it was that taught my daughter to talk should be ashamed of herself. Here are some samples of things she said to me just. this. weekend.

  • Stop talking to me!
  • No! NOOOOO!
  • I don't want to wear that shirt. NOOOOOO.
  • I don't like that. (when talking about just about every food item, most drink options, and any outfit I tried to put her in)
  • I don't want to go to Sunday School
  • I don't want to go to sleep
  • I don't want to leave the park
  • No! No! NOOOOO!
Seriously. I have had just about all I can take of a whiny voice and a bad attitude. And she is just at the beginning of the terrible 2s. Plus, friends have told me that 3 is no better. Incredible.

The thing that gets me most is that she can go from raging brat to sweet as pie in 2 seconds flat. Which makes it obvious that she is capable of being well behaved and just choosing not to. She is doing a great job of testing my patience, that's for sure.

The good news is that Jack can't talk yet and he is in a great mood 99.9% of the time. If we had to deal with him in this kind of funk at the same time I think I might go a little crazy. I know that I am part way there already.

Any tips or advice on how to get through this stage of toddlerhood would be wonderful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have no advice, but if you find something that works, share the wealth!!! Isn't 2 1/2 fun???