Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Terrible Twos

It's hard to be two: you can't eat toothpaste and you have to eat something besides sunchips. Other meltdowns occurred today when I wouldn't let her use the hot straightening iron by herself, when I wouldn't let her run in the sprinklers when we were late for our art class, I wouldn't let her eat a second pack of fruit snacks (in reality, I only brought one with me), when she got glue on her hands during art class, and when there was a piece of potato skin on the baked potato I finally convinced her to eat instead of the dreaded poison peanut butter and jelly sandwich I was trying to make her eat in the second half of the clip. And it's only 3:30.

Sometimes I think it's funny. Other days (like today) I think "Oh My Freaking Heck! You're kidding, right? Again, really?" and I end up saying things like, "I don't want to listen to you cry anymore, so you just go into your room and come out when you're done."

It's on days like this (as she's collapsed in the parking lot because I made her leave her stuffed animal in the car) where I think, "what am I going to do when I have a baby? Who's going to hold the baby while I pick up Lillian? Who's going to stop Lillian from running into oncoming traffic while I'm getting the baby out of her seat?" I guess only time will tell.


Valerie said...

I wish I could say it gets better... I'm still waiting for the magical 3 that everyone says is so much better! Just make sure that you give Lillian something to do when you nurse the baby or else you'll have a trashed house that looks somewhat similar to mine at the moment. Oh the fun!

Anonymous said...

I love that you are translating the video. Only Mom's truly understand what is said while they are crying.

Myriah said...

It looks like you are just going to have to love one kid more than the other.

allison.plummer said...

I love the almost fakeness of the crying. She sounds tired... or maybe that's you that sounds tired.

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