The toddler years can start to feel like a two-year sentence you have to endure, like a phase you have to wait out until something better comes along.
“I’ve been hearing a lot of scary stories about 2-year-olds.”
Toddlers. They've been called a**holes, dictators and tiny drunk people. But mere words don't capture what it's really like
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Sure enough, my youngest child had become a contrarian, a master negotiator, a bedtime-delayer, a nap-refuser and a vitamin thief in the weeks approaching her third birthday. I pined for the days when I would tuck her in with a kiss, close the door and not hear from her for 12 hours
Every morning, my 2-year-old brings me his shoes with no destination in mind, no grand plan or ulterior motive. He simply wants to have an adventure. And whether we end up at the park or the bank, he is equally pleased, and says, "Dat was fun!" as we walk back to the car.
I love my kids more than life itself. But between the tantrums and the arguing and the bossiness and the talking back and the selective hearing and the procrastination, I occasionally long for those carefree days When I have one of those wishful kid-free moments, I think of Zach and his family (and I hug my daughters more tightly).