Before I hit you with all my heavy blog posts about the emotional roller coaster that is parenting, I’d like to bring you a little comic relief. Having a toddler is like experiencing one of those funny but not so funny stories every damn second of the day. Judge me if you must, but I have started to refer to my 2 year old daughter as a tiny psycho. She’s like a sour patch kid; sweet and sour from one sentence to the next. Sometimes I try to convince myself she’s just really smart and that’s how she knows how to mess with my mind. If you know, you know.
I swear the whole “terrible two” thing happened over night. My sweet little baby is now this sassy, independent yet clingy and bossy human that doesn’t know if she wants to laugh or cry. The demands that she has the nerve to give out…..who does she think she is? No, you can’t have M&Ms for breakfast! (Only Mom can!) I try to do my best, practice patience and refer to my favorite insta accounts that tell me how to raise kind humans. But honestly, you can only repeat, “I know you’re having big feelings” a dozen times before you just lose your mind. Do you know how difficult it is to bend down to eye level and ask your toddler to take a breath and use her words when she’s screaming in your face that she doesn’t want her milk in the blue cup that she asked for? INSANITY!
Now don’t get me wrong, although it’s absolutely draining some days, it’s really fricken funny. If you tell me you’ve never instigated an argument with your kid, you’re lying. Two can play this game my friend, and this Mama will get the last word!
Hit me up with all your tips and tales relating to those terrible two tantrums and stay tuned for stories of the tiny psycho’s earlier days of snuggles and smiles.