Monday, December 6, 2010

No, they are not twins...

because if they were twins, then the kicking screaming tantrum that the girl is throwing right now would be completely age appropriate.  I would not be trying desperately to quiet her in a much more patient and kind manner than I would be if we were alone because ohmygod the entire store is staring at me and I don't want anyone to report me to social services for being too harsh with my daughter.  Why oh why oh why does she do this?  I never hear of other children her age doing this.  Do they?  Do the parents just have the common sense not to tell everyone about it?  All I know is that if I was like this as a child, I have a whole new respect for my poor parents.

P.S.  Please please please tell me it's ok to leave my daughter in time out in her room for a couple of hours so that I don't kill her.

4 comments:

Tina said...

Two is a hard time, they are slightly evil most of the time with outbreaks or pure evil. I did not go to the store alone when Naomi was that age and I didn't even have another child in tow. It's better to leave her in time out than to kill her! Just think, tomorrow you can have a break :-)

Kristin J said...

I'm with Tina. Two sucks. Leave her in her room - check on her often - so that you and she can have a break. Try your hardest to laugh at the situation (don't let her see you) so that you feel better. It is rather funny that she is so needlessly dramatic. She is just a little tornado and we all better look out.

Today it was all I could do not to cry when Nick decided to test the echo in my Dr's office. I couldn't get him to shut up and the whole building got to hear him. I was sure they all hated me. After a few minutes of trying and pulling out my hair, I nearly started laughing because I had this ridiculous thought cross my mind: "I really should start carrying duct tape."

Dee said...

I am so happy that you wrote this post. Not because you are stressing, but because I have been feeling this same way. My 2.5 year old is indeed evil. :-) I spend all day every day taking care of my daughter. My husband works 2 full time jobs so I have the 'luxury' to do this. Sometimes I want to lock her in her room and just go for a long walk....or jump out a window. I try to remember that she's still learning to express herself and interact with those around her. But when she is screaming on the top of her lungs, kicking, flailing, punching, and throwing things at me I just want to do it back.

wicked said...

Haven't I told you about changing Blake's door knob around when he was three? Also, three is the new two, I don't want to burst your bubble, but it doesn't stop until 4.