Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Terrible Almost Two's

Let me run a few things by you:

1. Ever was getting a lecture two out of five drop offs at daycare before I could even leave for work. Once she told a kid "no" as he was coming in for a hug but he did it anyway and she wasn't into it so she hit him. Of course I don't want to be that parent that thinks it's cool their kid "defends" themselves, but seriously, she told him no, right? Anyway, the other time she slowly took each toy this kid had away and by the time he figured it out she looked at him and said "mine." It's weird because she is the second to youngest kid in her class, but the other kids seem SO much younger than her so it doesn't seem right watching them interact together.

2. On two occasions the daycare mentioned Ever's tantrums last week.

3. We now have two windows, an oven and an ottoman decorated with crayon. Mmm hmm.

4. On one night only, Ocean had two tantrums at McDonald's, came home and climbed a chair and dumped soy sauce into my water cup, purposefully sat on Ever until she screamed, and then peed in the hallway.

5. Yesterday the twins completely destroyed the toy room in less than thiry minutes. You actually wouldn't be able to tell if we had hardwoods or carpet in that room.

6. I hear a blood curdling scream while driving and Ocean has Ever's blanket on his lap and he is grinning from ear to ear.

7. I find them both laughing as Ocean is gently brushing Ever's hair with the toilet brush.

8. Ocean screams as Ever reaches across to his high chair and takes all of his food and throws it on the floor.

9. Ever takes too long on the slide, so Ocean feels the need to put his foot on her back and gently kick her down.

10. Ever does not hesitate to whack Ocean, or anyone else, a good one for doing stuff she doesn't want them to do.

We have arrived. The terrible twos decided to visit 6 months early.

On Wednesday night of this last week I about ripped my hair out. I was sitting at the computer when hubby got home from a late night of school and he asked me if I'd like to help him tidy up the house. I screamed at him "NO! I'M RESTING!!" It was that kind of night.

On the other hand, I must admit a lot of this stuff is pretty funny. I am trying so hard not to laugh and I don't really know what to do about it. They are pretty young for any decent kind of discipline. Basically, the #1 most popular word in this house is "no." If anyone has any other ideas, I'd be glad to hear them. Until then I will just continue to try not to laugh (or scream), and hope I don't raise a couple of degenerates.




  1. I'm so sorry Ashley but #7 made me spit out my coffee laughing. Thanks for sharing your pain, and your adorable munchkins!

  2. So funny! (At least to those of us not living it....)

  3. Terrible Twos.... nope. Just you wait until they turn 3!!! Makes age 2 look like a walk in the park!

  4. Oh gosh - I'd be laughing so hard! I could only imagine how you feel, but geesh, it's like free entertainment watching those two!

  5. Omg, #7 was the best! I hear you on the discipline. I have a sassy little thing too at only 15 months and what can you do? Say "no" all the time like you do and besides redirection (which I also rely on a lot) there is really nothing else age-appropriate. I also have to sternly use the phrase "it's not funny" all the time because she thinks doing naughtly things is hilarious. Sigh. Good luck!

  6. Sorry to inform you, but it just gets worse. Hang in there. I have only one 2 year old. But soon I'll have a 2 year old and a 3 year old... and I'm gonna wanna die. I hear 3's are worse than 2's. Oh geez.

  7. I love all these naughty naughty things! Go to Ever with her independent self.


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