How could a fierce temper hide behind a face this cute? Uhhhh….. the terrible two’s, how I hate them. While I hate to wish away the stage she is in right now, you know the one where everything she says is so cute, and her silly faces can bring me so much joy, the tantrums are really hard to deal with!
Have you experienced the stage where they want it, and they want it NOW? It’s really not fun, but it’s the worst when I’m on the phone, we’re out in public, basically anytime she knows she can test the limits.
I know what you veteran moms are thinking ” it goes by so fast, don’t wish it away, one day you’ll look back and miss these days.” Well, guess what, I know these things! I have two older children, and I miss those days, and I often think “where has the time gone”, but when she’s telling me NO with her hands on her hips, at the top of her lungs for the 5293478239473824 times, 5 minutes can seem like an hour, and I think, I still have to go through this one more time with our youngest daughter!
I need a massage and a Percocet!
In all seriousness, I know what I need to do! I need to trust God to give me the patience to deal with this child in a way that is honoring to Him. I need to be firm and consistent and start teaching her that in this life we are going to be selfish and want what we want when we want it, but that disobedience at any age only brings the pain! I will discipline her in love just as He does me, and try to model for her the kind of child of God she needs to be! It’s a great job, this parenting thing. Often I don’t feel like I am the right person for the job, but he promises me, that he has a plan, and won’t give me more than handle (through Him)!
Here’s to all the moms of terrible, terrific two-year-olds out there!
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.