Some day, this will all be funny…

Ok, it’s actually funny now. But also kind of overwhelming, because how we handle this burst of attitude will sort of set the tone. Attitude, you ask? Oh yes, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E.

Exhibit A: After I put her down for nap on Friday, I heard her calling, “mommy! mommy!” and I ignored her. Two minutes later, she’s knocking on her door and say, “MICHELLE! LET ME OUT! MICHELLE! LET ME OUT!”

Exhibit B: I picked up a Halloween card of hers today and said, “oh look, MAM, see the pumpkins?” And she said, “It’s mine. Leave it alone!”

And Exhibit C: After an easy goodbye this morning, I said, “MAM, keep those pants dry today!” And she looked at me with evil eyes and said, “NO. I pee in my pants!” She lived up to her word, and I had a nice bag of laundry waiting for me this afternoon.

Will someone please humor me and reassure me that this is as bad as two gets? Please?

2 Replies to “Some day, this will all be funny…”

  1. “They” say that this is a good sign that a child is developing into an independent and strong person. Keep repeating: “this is a good thing, this is a good thing, this is a good thing…”

    On a more serious and depressing note, I was just reading on the forums that kids who have three year olds wish they had their awful 2 year olds back.

  2. Awww…a defiant one. I am glad to hear I am not the only one! I can tell you though it does get a little better! It all just takes time.

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