Aye yi yi!
That’s all I got to say! The “terrible twos” have definitely hit in this house hold! So yes, I still think I have the cutest son (what parent doesn’t think that about their children?), but he most certainly is testing his boundaries (not to mention my patience). HA! I keep reminding myself that it’s only going to get worse with “terrorizing threes” because let’s face it three-year olds are buttheads. I will just put that out there.
I seriously think that kids should get cuter as they age so that you are less likely to beat them (or gouge your eyes out)….maybe. Okay, okay I’m kidding, but you get my point.
So with my son, it’s not that he is throwing tantrums or crying and what not. But the word “no” has become strong in his vocabulary. Sometimes he can be just as sweet and helpful as can be (when he wants to be), but then he can be a little turd head. Not listening, hitting when he gets mad at you, the occasional breakdown which is to be expected. Plus let’s throw in there the fact that he is a little boy and he IS going to test the waters even more so then what I remember with my daughter, and let’s not forget about the fact that he is male and INVINCIBLE! HA!
Tonight we were headed to Wal-Mart to get a few items and we got out of the truck and his face was dirty. My husband made the comment that he looked like a vampire because he had had juice that was red and he had a red ring around his mouth. Well when I was getting him out of the truck, I thought to myself, that really looks more like blood. Yep! It sure was! He wasn’t crying or anything but we couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. We sat him on the bed of the truck trying to get him to sit still so we could look inside his mouth as there was no obvious place otherwise. Let’s just say that took both of us to get him to cooperate! Oh gosh! He wasn’t crying or acting like he was hurt, but I just wanted to know where it was coming from. Finally I got him to stick out his tongue. He had bitten the tip of it somehow and it was bleeding. Not bad that my first thought is “we need to go to the ER,” but bad enough we didn’t want him to keep sticking his tongue out as we walk through Wal-Mart with blood coming out. Finally it started to subside but of course we get home and he wants a snack. Of all things he chooses an orange, which of course I’m sure from the acid in it, his tongue starts to bleed again. Not bad but some, it stopped shortly after he stopped eating the orange.
After that I finally wrestled him down and got him changed and ready for bed. I was the bad mom though and sent him to bed with only a glass of water and not brushing his teeth. I didn’t want to brush his teeth to have the tongue start bleeding again.
We shall see what shenanigans he gets into tomorrow!
What things did your 2 year olds do to test your patience?