Monday, April 14, 2008

The terrible twos?

It can sometimes be a bad thing when your child is an over achiever. Take Ava for example...she had her first tooth when she was 4 months old, and practically a full set by the time she was 1. Now she's getting her molars, can sing the alphabet and count to ten (among other equally fabulous things she can say and do...).

Today I had my first taste of a temper Not cool. I have a very well behaved child, seriously, I know everyone thinks that their child is well behaved when in reality they're a little terror monster that is out of control ready destroy everything in their path...but Ava is for the most part very well behaved. Today when she was screaming because she hadn't finished with the park I looked at her and said "What the hell is the matter with you?".
I was completely stunned to think she might be having a temper tantrum. It was horrible, I was ready to ship her off in a package. I even said "Ava you do not act this way, other peoples children act this way". Which didn't earn me the nicest glance from a nearby mother, but hey my perfect child was screaming and kicking.

She eventually did calm down and so did I, but then reared her ugly head again when it was time to get out of the bath. Not fun, she earned a tap on the bottom for that one that both surprised and did not amuse her. She did however stop squirming so I could put the diaper on, when I was changing her into her pjs she gave me her version of a sorry and a hug which was good.

Ohhh the joys of the terrible twos. I am hoping that because she is such a self starter that she will be in and out of the terrible twos like nothing and move on to being a cool three year old by the time her second birthday rolls around.

Hey, if anyone can do it, she can!


Joe Doherty said...

Man, I can't WAIT til the twins get to be two. Sigh.

Sarah said...

Yeah, two and twins...suddenly I am no longer jealous of you have two snuggles