Monday, July 25, 2005

Lest you think he's perfect

Angry Boy has been living up to his name lately. Everything is a battle. Or a whine. He freaks out when I put a diaper on him. He freaks out when I take off his PJ shirt. He freaks out when I put on his shirt for school. He freaks out in the evening when those two events are reversed. He cries and cries for his "strawbees'n'nanas." He fights against us when we try to buckle him in the carseat.

In short, he's acting like a two-year-old.

8 Comments:

Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

He's so advanced! My sympathies. This, too, shall pass. If he was even-tempered before the "twos" hit, he'll be even-tempered again once the twos are finished with him.

I still think he's perfect, though.

11:26 PM, July 25, 2005  
Anonymous KathyR said...

The car seat thing! I was just reminded by your post of the way Matt used to go absolutely rigid when he didn't want to get in the car seat or stroller. Like a two-by-four. You'd have to push his hips into the seat.

It's hard to remember how sweet & adorable they are when you're muscling them into compliance.

Of course, muscling a 5'2" twelve-year-old who can outrun me is quite out of the question. Maybe you should threaten to take away Angry Boy's video games...

11:32 PM, July 25, 2005  
Anonymous Lisa V said...

Tell him to "quit acting like a 2 year old!" My favorite line. Especially when the older kids say "But he is two."

12:47 AM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

He says "strawbees'n'nanas"??? He is brilliant!

My niece has let herself out of the house and walked down the street alone two times now, and she is only 23 months.

10:04 AM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger liz said...

One of the experts says that it's not the two's but the halves that are a menace. One and a half, two and a half, and three and a half are really hard emotionally. I don't remember why. New mental development maybe?

10:15 AM, July 26, 2005  
Blogger Yankee T said...

Lisa V! HA! He IS perfect. He's perfectly two!

11:16 AM, July 26, 2005  
Anonymous Sassy said...

Ah yes, the terrible twos. You may recall in one comment that I made a long time ago that I don't normally see the bright side to anything, but in that case I saw a bright side?

Well, in this case, the good news is that he's little, the bad news is that they go into the terrible twos and never come out and when they get big, well, you know.

We have three children that are our children together. The first two are 16 months apart and grown and then there is a 20 year gap between them and our youngest. We're tops in family planning.

The first two are part of what has been labeled the boomerang generation because they keep coming back.

I don't know what they'll call this next generation, but it'll be a doozie. My husband says that the youngest one counts for three...lol.

I'm a card carrying pessimist, but I tend to keep this stuff bottled up inside so people don't notice it until I tell them...cough-cough, I seem to choking on something. Whew, it's okay, it's just my words...lol.

11:42 PM, July 27, 2005  
Anonymous Sassy said...

Ah yes, the terrible twos. You may recall in one comment that I made a long time ago that I don't normally see the bright side to anything, but in that case I saw a bright side?

Well, in this case, the good news is that he's little, the bad news is that they go into the terrible twos and never come out...lol...

We have three children that are our children together. The first two are 16 months apart and grown and then there is a 20 year gap.

The first two are part of what has been labeled the boomerang generation because they keep coming back.

I don't know what they'll call this next generation, but it'll be a doozie. I'm a card carrying pessimist, but I tend to keep this stuff bottled up inside so people don't notice it until I tell them...lol bigtime.

11:46 PM, July 27, 2005  

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