I’ve always heard parents talk about, and even fear the so-called terrible two’s phase. You know, the one where toddlers start coming into their personality and expressing it through drop down, ear piercing tantrums. Or worse when it manifests into smacking, kicking and biting.
I’m kinda laughing here because my kids were all rather tame as two-year olds. Sure they had their share of crying and general disobedience but the tantrums? No. That came later.
Matt and Kaydee both went through and now we’re in tantrum hell with Miss Emma. Somewhere between 3 and 4 they become possessed.
Emma’s tantrums are a bit different than her siblings. She doesn’t fall on the floor and wail with no regard for where she’s doing it. This girl keeps her tantrums at home, reserved just for me. When something doesn’t go her way it feels a bit like this …
She literally stomps her way to me and gets 2 inches from my face and wails. It could be because she didn’t get to pet the cat or her chocolate milk wasn’t the right shade of brown. It doesn’t really matter. She needs no reason to go all demon-possessed Reagan on me.
At this point, she’s my last baby, I’ve learned to tune most of it out. Most times I just stare wide-eyed at her till she’s finished and all is right in the world again after a minute or two.
Parents, when did your kids go through the “terrible two’s”?