If you’re like me, then when you had, or have, your first kid, you told yourself that the terrible twos would never arrive for your sweet, little baby. And, if you’re like me, you would have been dead wrong. Dead.Wrong. I thought there was more time. I thought it wouldn’t
happen, until, ya know, Sophia actually hit two! Nope. They seem to have arrived a little bit early.
It’s not that she behaves badly, it’s just that the reactions, and of course, overreactions have gotten a little over-the-top. She’s also not a fan of listening when we tell her not to do something. Then again, Sarah tells me I don’t listen, but I usually don’t hear her tell me because, well, I’m not listening…
We’ve known, and have been told on many, many occasions that Sophia is extremely independent. She knows what she wants to do and she wants to do it by herself, without help. It doesn’t really matter what it is, brushing her teeth: “NO! My DO!”, walking up or down steps carrying 14 things: “NO! My DO!”, or when it comes to putting on her coat, scarves, and gloves: “NO! My DO!” Having a child that really wants to do things for herself is great. Except for those times when you’re running late and you really need to get her
dressed and out the door.
Back to our newest visitor: Mr. Terrible Two. Climbing on both the kitchen table and dining room table are the latest in her acts of “I’m gonna do this, you’re gonna tell me no, and I’m gonna sit her and smile innocently at you”. There’s also climbing on the TV stand, or hanging out with both feet in the dog’s water bowl, just for fun. There really is just no telling her no to anything. She has her own agenda, which clearly was an evil plot hatched by her and Mr. Terrible Two to drive Mommy and Daddy nuts for a little while. Any attempts to thwart the plans in her agenda are futile. When she doesn’t get her way, out come the tears, the screams, and massive tantrums. Followed by her throwing herself on the floor. Those are fun.
I know, I know. It could be worse. She could be way less behaved than she is. For the most part she behaves well. But, man, those tantrums can be exhausting. For me, I mean. Sophia still has all the energy in the world afterwards. I know it’s just a phase (Oh how I hope it’s JUST a phase), and it’ll pass. But, man, I thought the Terrible Twos didn’t come until she was actually two!
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here she is dancing to her most recent obsession: The Kia Hamster commercial.
And here’s the actual video she’s watching, for reference, of course.
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