terrible twos

“She is such a boo!”

I didn’t go through Terrible Twos (or Terrible Anything’s for that matter) with the Big One.  You told her once and she listened and remembered.  If you even calmly told her to lower her voice, her reaction was to immediately burst into tears as if you’d just screamed at her.  Overly sensitive, that one.

SOOOOOOOO not the case with the Little One.  You tell her no, she will peek up at you with giant innocent doe eyes, “You don’t mean ME, do you?”  And if you remove her from the situation or offending item, she will scowl and release a yelp of annoyance, sometimes followed by a one-armed airslash of disgust.  5 minutes later, she’s back.  You repeat, “I said NO!”  And you’ll get another look of pure innocence and it’s as if she’s saying, “Oh, you mean that goes for ALL the time?  I thought that ‘No!’ expired!”

And then once in a while, she’ll fling her secret weapon: a glowing grin, which makes you forget everything and just run up and hug her. 

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