I love her dearly, but sometimes, the days filled of tantrums make me yearn for bedtime at 10am.
Fortunately, like all toddlers, she has an angelic side to counteract the evil-tantrum side. And I think I've paid my Terrible-Twos-Dues because though she still cries about getting dressed every morning, and we have the occasional melt down over the wrong cup or milk instead of juice or a cracker that's broken, our days have been much smoother lately... The sweet little girl has been shining through much more often.
Like earlier this week when I went to a doctor's appointment- when I came home MiniM.E. sweetly said "Hi Mommy, how was the doctor? I'm so proud of you." Or when she politely asks our friends, "Would you like to come to the playground too?" Or today when Grumpy was talking about foods he liked and said he liked Hershey's Kisses, to which MiniM.E. replied, "I like hugs." There are lots of spontaneous hugs and requests for cuddles.
Not that we don't still have "those days"... I just have to try to remember how sweet she usually is on the days I'm ready to throw in the towel before we've even finished breakfast.
Here's what we've been up to since Two.
playground with friends:
Raking a bajillion leaves:
playing in the yard:
A late-night hayride:
a late-night trip to the mall:
A playgroup birthday:
Sunnyside Gardens with Baby E.: